Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Nu Funk Review : Alice Russell - For A While (forthcoming on Tru Thoughts)

The vibe

Following her incredible performance at Glastonbury this year, Alice Russell returns with the latest cut from her acclaimed album 'To Dust'.

With a MPC driven off-beat swing, the track sits somewhere between the nu funk and the future hip-hop sound. Alice's unmistakable lyrics float softly yet dominantly atop a typically unique and infectious toe-tapping rhythm, with piano stabs, a subtly infused brass section and layered ad libs giving the track wonderful depth, texture and atmosphere.

Sounds like

Well, Alice Russell. It's so difficult to align her sound with any other, even over a contemplative cigarette taking in the instrumental! Therein lies the beauty of all Alice Russell output - it's hard to define, unique, in such a bloody good way.

Serving suggestion

Perfect for a sophisticated night-in on a Saturday night with friends, on the iPod at work, or warming-up the crowd on a sunny Saturday afternoon. Definitely best enjoyed with a good bottle of vino. :-)

Did you know?

Alice loves trampolining...

'For A While' drops on 27th August via Tru Thoughts | tru-thoughts.co.uk

Alternatively, you can grab the album 'To Dust' over at Juno [here]
DJ Equipment - Serato Scratch Live SL-1

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