If any elements from the music of giants like Mount Kimbie, Burial, Kaytranada, or Overmono are up your alley, this next collaboration should be on rotation for you.

Meet Douvelle19 - a "hungry welsh boy making music" who joins forces with our favourite Kaisha and the result is a bouncy and extremely positive genre-bender delight "Skin to Skin". The Malaysian Brighton-based singer shows time and time again the prowess of her vocal abilities.

This is the title track taken of Elliot's brand new 4-track EP he dropped on the 18th of January. Navigating diverse sonic realms, the Newport-based producer's passion for genre fluidity and connecting varied sounds traces back to his childhood. Growing up on a spectrum from 1930s jazz and blues to early electronic pioneers like New Order, Leftfield, and Faithless.

I like how "Skin to Skin" feels both an ultimate r&b seduction (towards the 2nd part of the song), but can easily be a dancefloor banger. It perfectly oscillates between the two. Yeah, equal parts Kaytra and Overmono.

Get ready to hop on the good-times train.

posted by Ivo
January 2024