murder she wrote

First Listen: Murder He Wrote – ‘Work It’ EP (Kasenote)

We have three highly original tracks from Brighton’s Murder He Wrote available to listen to ahead of their release next Monday. 

Completed during a pitstop at RBMA’s Cape Town Studios, the ‘Work It’ EP is a strong and varied three tracker from a producer who’s been bubbling under for a minute now. The title track kicks of the release, roping in the smoky, sassy vocals of Lily Gray-who comes across more than a little bit like pre-superstardom Adele. Cribbing the lyrics from Blackstreet’s ubiquitous 90’s smash ‘No Diggity’, Gray’s vocals are augmented by a liberal dash of reverb and some dubby bass on what is a pleasantly zoned out cut.

‘Eihsam Mokub’ ups the tempo and takes things out to West Africa with some Fela-aping percussion and an insatiably groovy double bass part. Riotous flute and horn parts only serve to heighten the feverish Afrobeat flavour of the track, leaving little question as to why this one has already been enjoying heavy rotation in the clubs.

Rounding things off, ‘Push It’ begins by adhering to a conventional 4/4, but soon branches out into decidedly more exciting territory. Cymbal heavy breaks crash around atop a chunky analog bass throb, an intermittently whirring siren and glacial washes of pads on an exciting and engaging end to an accomplished EP.

‘Work It’ is out next Monday 24th March on Kasenote