Rattling along under the radar, Citinite have been putting out modest, albeit enjoyable, releases from largely unknown artists for the past five years. Well, now it appears they’re on the verge of exploding violently all over the electronic music scene.
Their latest release comes from Drive Me Home and happens to be his debut. Having previously worked under the moniker BBQ, he still releases BBQ mixtapes, the Drive Me Home moniker seems to be the one he feels more comfortable with – at least for now.
The ‘Fast Life’ EP sees him once again team up with Spoek Mathambo (their past collaboration ‘Booty Call’ from last year was a real treat) for a very relaxed, warm R&B-soaked House number. I say “R&B-soaked”, it isn’t really because it’s actually good. Overall, it’s just chilled out House with shimmering synths and tongue-in-cheek vocals (see ‘Blah Blah Blah’).
Anyway, the release also boasts an impressive couple of remixes, principally Machinedrum’s delightfully classy rework of ‘Blah Blah Blah’. On top of that, Spoek Mathambo, Olivier Daysoul and Riky Rick put forward impressive reinterpretations. It’s already had glowing reviews from The Wire and DJ Magazine.
Expect to see this guy’s name a lot.