Thursday, 19 May 2011

Dego - Sunshine ft Bembe Segue & David Okumu/Eyelids Heavy (2000 Black free download)

Dego has a music history longer than most from rave to drum and bass, nu-jazz, broken beat and nu-soul this boy has been around and although I'm sure he is despairing at his diminishing returns from record sales he is still putting out the quality tunes and in a fit of generousity, this time for free (if you count exchanging your email address as free)

First up on the downlaod is 'Eyelids Heavy' a stripped back UK house mutation. A simple but funky bassline and unobtrusive but persuasive keys keep the broken beats rolling from a sparse intro through to it's jazzy and abrupt finish. The real gem here though is a great slice of nu-soul. If you liked the Saturn Never Sleeps tune we posted earlier this week then you'll love 'Sunshine'. West London vocal stalwart Bembe Segue provides the sweet sexy vocals whilst my favourite UK guitarist, Dave Okumu, long time jazz trooper but best known for his indie fusion project The Invisible,  noodles along in the background over some classic nu-soul beats. It's all about mixing up the styles but holding down the quality.

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