Katy B had many of us bottle-popping and hip-shaking along to her wavy, 90s-style house and garage when she dropped her Mercury-nominated debut album, On a Mission, in 2011. The making of her last album, Little Red, was an ordeal in and of itself, judging by comments at the time. By comparison, her latest album is a tantalising gift to her dance music following.
Just when you thought dance music had nowhere left to go after the likes of Disclosure, Gorgon City and Bondax had had their way with it, London duo, Snakehips, has a fresh take. Ripping and reconstituting vintage R&B grooves into warped combinations of boom bap and breakbeat is their game. They’re efforts to date include the cosmic ‘Days with You (feat. Sinead Harnett)’ and the sparky ‘On & On’, which have both been making the rounds on the club scene.