Label boss KORT teams up with vocalist Sejal
If you're fiending for some good old-fashioned vocal house bizniss right now, you could do a lot worse than the latest offering from KORT's Tropical Velvet stable, which sees him joining forces with vocalist Sejal.
There are four mixes of Here & Now to choose from. The Full Vocal Mix is up first, a high-octane affair resplendent with brass, strings, guitar and piano - 90% of it, we're told, recorded live, and all topped with Sejal's full-lunged soulful vocal. Italian house maestro Angelo Ferreri takes us down a deeper path, opening his mix with simple, resonant 4/4s and applying the vocal far more sparingly, with a nagging filtered synth hook taking centre-stage. KORT then ups the funk factor on his own DIsco Dub, before finally a Radio Edit completes the package.
Uplfiting, energetic and wIth something of a mid-00s feel, the soulful house diehards will be more than happy with this one, while Ferreri's remix (my pick) should take the track to a wider range of floors.
Words: Russell Deeks
Release date: 20 July
Review Score: 7