2020 Apr 12     
2 Bit Thugs

Chicago's Angela Tarrant comes to Italian label Wrong Notes

A native of Detroit but now based in Chicago, Angela Tarrant dons her Angel-A disguise here for what's only the sixth release from Reekee's Italian deep/soulful house label Wrong Notes (est. 2016).

There are three mixes to choose from, but it's the A's Kai Alce DISTINCTIVE Mix that takes the gold for yours truly. Centred around understated organ chords and a sweet vocal from Ms Tarrant herself, it's smooth and soulful enough for those that worship at the Shelter/Body & Soul altar, but has just enough of that Naked/Om-style west coast bump… plus that jazzy vocal really is a killer!

Flip it, and label boss Reekee's Trumpet Mix takes us into broken beat territory while adding a melancholy trumpet line courtesy of Francesco Fratini, before the EP's completed by an Alternate Version, a mellow, more stripped-back pass with some intriguing sci-fi sounds in the middle (a theremin, maybe… or possibly just a Rhodes?). Both will suit those that like it uber-soulful, but the more overtly floor-friendly A is my pick.

Words: Russell Deeks

Release date: 6 April



Review Score: 8




Tags: Angel-A, Angela Tarrant, Wrong Notes, soulful house, jazz house, broken beat