- Record Label
- Millionhands Black
About this item
Ahead of his second artist album on his own Millionhands label, Tee Mango teases us with a fantastic three track EP. The album finds the UK artist stretch himself with a dazzling array of soul drenched, fully-fledged songs featuring his own singing and that of Detroit legend (and Moodymann collaborator) Amp Fiddler.
The sound, very much influenced by early Prince and even a little Bon Iver, combines effortlessly with that loose sampled MPC-house feel that you would associate with a Tee Mango production. It also comes with a seal of approval from Radio 6 Music legend Gilles Peterson!
Opening up the EP, Amp Fiddler features on "Feels Like Whatever". Dancing Rhodes keys ooze jazz charm and float atop a simple house beat, while the Detroit legend’s emotive raw soulful vocal directs proceedings. The heart breaking "No More Tears" is an introspective & mellow soul song that shows another side to Mango’s skills. Tender chords, downbeat drums and vocal hums and coos all melt your very being and you wile away the lonely hours against your rain flecked windowpane. Last of all comes the dazzling "Lay Down (Disco Mix)" with its slapped funk bassline, finger clicks and squelchy synth work all topped off by an effortless falsetto.
Matt says: Massive release for fans of KDJ's Mahogany Music. Tee adds to Detroit's grandiose legacy with an organic, soulful flair and a laid back, naturalist funk.
A1. Feels Like Whatever Ft Amp Fiddler
B1. No More Tears
B2. Lay Down (Disco Mix)