2019 Mar 03     
2 Bit Thugs

It's all about LOV's vocal on this one, says Danny Slade

Sometimes you get sent a track that you press Play on, and there's just something about it that makes you want to hear it again and again. It sticks to you like honey and evokes a feeling of inner harmony.

Call Your Name starts out with a swung percussion loop, then comes in with a single repeated tone that grows into a simple riff. That's all that is needed, as the big hook for this track is an excellent vocal by young female talent LOV, who's pulled out all of the stops to put in a sterling performance that elevates this track to the higher echelons. The backbeat is simple throughout and is there as a mere framework to support the quality vocal, which in the hands of the right DJ will work like dynamite to blow the roof off a pumping, sweaty club. There's the odd one-note string line in the background, along with a subtle riser and fast claps instead of snare rolls, but they're hardly noticeable as the vocal is so mesmerising and endearing that the listening experience isn't about analysing the track at all, but about going with the flow and letting the vocals carry you away. 

There is just the one mix, but to be honest a dub would be pointless – this one's all about the quality of the vocal.

Words: Danny Slade

Release date: 25 February



Review Score: 8




Tags: Alaia & Gallo, LOV, Armada Subjekt, house