Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Mr. Mitch - Devout [Planet Mu 381 Promo]

Released on April 21st, 2k17 via the infamous Planet Mu imprint is "Devout", the second official full length album by Miles Mitchell a.k.a. Mr. Mitch who has come a long way to present us with another alternative take on Grime-influenced music, stepping away from the genres angry roots and channeling things a little differently. Whilst the short intro sequence even includes the vocals of Mitchell's young son Oscar we see "Priority", the second tune on this album, feature one of Grime's most potent forces - P Money - who intensely spits over a foundation more reminiscent of deep, dreamy Electronica than of Grime. Following up is "Lost Touch", a collaboration with Duval Timothy on the playful and positive side of Electronica, "Fate" featuring Denai Moore comes across as a dramatic, beautiful take on Future Soul, "If I Wanted" goes even deeper and presents a slow, 4/4-based take on Ambient / ChillOut whilst "VPN" gets a little livelier and presents an R'n'B / Bashment informed vision of late night urban music that works ladies booties nicely in more intimate situations. With "My Life" Mr. Mitch goes deeper into electronic romanticisms with a twisted, mediterrenean touch, "Pleasure" featuring Py amalgamates minimalistic, yet harmonic structures and catchy, soulful and captivating vocals to a great effect, the "Honor Oak" turns out to be another tender affair gravitating towards Ambient sounds slightly evoking memories of Fatima Al Qadiri's "Asiatisch" album and "Our Love" gets back into late night Bashment again, sporting Mr. Mitch's very own vocals. Finally "Black Tide" rocks advanced dancefloors with a fusion of uplifting melodies and epic bass synths before the closing tune "Oscar"crosses over between lean-infused autotune R'n'B and echoes of CloudRap for a reason. Urban modernism, this is.


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