Adam Lowe’s March Singles Review

SWING YOUTH  Jennifer/Hey Keith Out: 25th March

Swing Youth

Following hot on the heels of their debut single, Swing Youth offer us a double-A side duo. ‘Jennifer’ is a vamped up pop exploration on paranoia, which isn’t particular a novel idea but is presented with such geronimo you have to give them credit. ‘Hey Keith’ is the flipside of this, taking the theme to more personal depths by discussing schizophrenia.

DALTONIC  Kiss of Rain  Out: 22nd March

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Daltonic are an American-Russian fusion, and this single pairs epic feelgood pianos with a sensual Latin groove. Over the top, Russian singer Polina’s infectious vocals bounce and glide. Remixes include Conan Liquid’s Vocal Mix, full of dramatic synths, and a bouncy Dubb Mix with an explosive tribal flavour.

CHELLEY  I Took the Night    Out: 29th March

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Swaggering cult club choon ‘I Took the Night’ has already rocked dancefloors over the Atlantic. Now it’s hitting the UK with the self-assured vocal stylings of Brooklyn singer Chelley and getting tons of airplay, which should give you an idea of the song’s style: sexy, strident and dismissive.

WAY OUT WEST   The Gift   Out: 29th March

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‘The Gift’ has a number of things going for it. Firstly it samples the inimitable Roberta Flack (the originator of ‘Killing Me Softly’) and secondly it was already a big dance hit in the 1990s. This is revamped retro dance the way it used to be, when nightclubs were full of happy partygoers in bright colours rather than gyrating miserablists dressed all in monochrome.

RODRIGO MORATTO   Whatever, Whatever   Out: 22nd March

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A couple of months ago we mentioned this guy in Bent as the next big thing to come out of South America, however, the song is OK but nothing special… a sort of sub Sam Sparro. However, he looks good, the song is catchy and if he’s lucky enough to catch the ear of the playlister at Radio 2, should have a reasonable hit on his hands.

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