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Once in a blue moon a singer comes along that stops you in your tracks, Lady Blackbird is one such talent. Dubbed by Gilles Peterson “the Grace Jones of jazz”, her album Black Acid Soul dropped in September 2021 to glowing reviews across the board from the likes of The Guardian and New York Times.

One of the standout tracks ‘Lost and Looking’ - a cover of Sam Cooke’s sparsely arranged original, where Lady Blackbird builds the track with her haunting vocal and sparkling piano notes performed by Deron Johnson, gets the rework treatment from none other than Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy.

Released via Ross Allen, and long-time collaborator Andy Thompson’s Foundation Music, the Classic Album Sunday’s originator, co-founder of the Lucky Cloud System parties and David Mancuso protégé, turns in her ‘Cosmodelica Remix’ muscling up the track for the dancefloor, with a demon bassline, funk fuelled bass guitar, and cosmic acid lines. There’s also a dub for those who prefer a more stripped down but equally pumping affair.

STAFF COMMENTS

Matt says: So good me and Pasta Paul almost conspired not to publicize it. Don't sleep on this absolute dancefloor bomb! Vocal and dub are killer; basement buggin' red light shit. NEED.

TRACK LISTING

A1. Lost And Looking (Cosmodelica Remix)
B1. Lost And Looking (Cosmodelica Dub)

On the A side with ‘Joy’, Bruise head in a jubilant direction. Chanting vocal chops ride along deep cut kick grooves and vivid piano riffs; modernising the classic house sound and forming a track that would as likely go off in a club in the UK as it would on the sun-soaked beaches of Ibiza.

In ‘The Theme’, Bruise switches things up and offers up a weighty, bass-driven progressive techno heater; bolstered with rattling break chops and polyrhythmic analogue synth arpeggios. As the track progresses, rip-roaring, squelching acid-lines are introduced at the crescendo; creating a versatile club record; primed and ready for the clubs reopening.

On this single ‘When Pianos Attack’, the vibe is instantly recognisable. Piano chords lead the charge of yet another dancefloor destroyer, with that signature sound of swinging beats, layered pianos, lashings of strings, and hosts of heavenly soulful choirs. Just close your eyes, look up, feel the rush, and dance.

STAFF COMMENTS

Millie says: We needed the original version of this!!! Housey tech with a euphoric energy that will have you coming back time and time again..

TRACK LISTING

A1. Joy
A2. Theme
B1. When Pianos Attack
B2.  Akiba Choirs

Lady Blackbird

Did Somebody Make A Fool Outta You / It's Not That Easy (RSD22 EDITION)

    THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2022 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

    Not much more can be said about Lady Blackbird's critically acclaimed album "Black Acid Soul", with it quite rightly being regarded as one of the best albums of recent times. Yet hidden in the vaults there was one final track from the Black Acid Soul recording session at Sunset Sound, LA that never saw the light of day. Foundation Music are now very happy to be telling this last piece of the story putting out "Did Somebody Make A Fool Outta You", a favourite of A&R and label owner Ross Allen that didnít fit the flow of the album, as a limited edition heavyweight coke bottle green vinyl 7" for RSD 2022. Backed with a standout from the LP, the Deep South, Reuben Bell penned ëItís Not That Easyí, you have two cuts that reveal a deeper, soulier, southern side of Lady Blackbird, beautifully showcasing her voice, her band and the stripped production that allows her to shine unfettered in the glory of her soul and those songs. This limited edition 7 is sure to be as collectible as the first run of the album, where copies were trading hands for over $300.00.

    On the A side with ‘Joy’, Bruise head in a jubilant direction. Chanting vocal chops ride along deep cut kick grooves and vivid piano riffs; modernising the classic house sound and forming a track that would as likely go off in a club in the UK as it would on the sun-soaked beaches of Ibiza.

    In ‘The Theme’, Bruise switches things up and offers up a weighty, bass-driven progressive techno heater; bolstered with rattling break chops and polyrhythmic analogue synth arpeggios. As the track progresses, rip-roaring, squelching acid-lines are introduced at the crescendo; creating a versatile club record; primed and ready for the clubs reopening.

    On this single ‘When Pianos Attack’, the vibe is instantly recognisable. Piano chords lead the charge of yet another dancefloor destroyer, with that signature sound of swinging beats, layered pianos, lashings of strings, and hosts of heavenly soulful choirs. Just close your eyes, look up, feel the rush, and dance.

    STAFF COMMENTS

    Millie says: Proper nice housey vibes with this one which wouldn't sound out of place being played out out, good to drop for a euphoric moment... not your standard house mind, it's got bass, strings and synth galore. Definitely one to get on sharpish.

    TRACK LISTING

    A1. Joy
    A2. Theme
    B1. When Pianos Attack
    B2. Akiba Choirs


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