Double Hill & Jerome C
I NEED LOVE EP
12" Vinyl D
Rippling with slow-paced funk and with starry-eyed soul, Double Hill returns to Gadi Mizrahis vinyl only imprint Double Standard this time with fellow Israeli and co-producer Jerome C for the stellar >I Need Love EP<.
Title track ‘I Need Love’ sets the pace with a sensual swing and super funky feeling of the guitar laced with threads of soulful hip hop, cosmic sparks and the passionate, yearning vocal that recurs throughout. Keeping up the laidback tempo, ‘Blue Sky Holiday’ perfectly captures the sublime feeling of escape with the distinctive female vocals sweeping across warm pads to the gentle flow of beats, wood blocks and solid claps. ‘A Little More’ is a lesson in restrained cosmic funk, reminiscent of a forgotten vintage classic. The chugging groove is punctuated by the rhythm of a resonating voice and the whole mood oozes sex appeal. Closing the EP and picking up the pace a little, ‘This Pain’ is a deep house gem that rolls over warm sonic waves and melodic bassline beats. Electronic pools of water merge with dubby atmospherics and the latent rise of soaring string pads builds emotive intensity as the simple message “love is the answer” is carried through penetrating, soulful tones. [info from wa]