Producer, singer and multi-instrumentalist J-Felix first showcased the heavy ‘80s funk lilt and dubby rhythmic driving force of his then still-in-progress debut album with the “101 Reasons” EP, back in January. Now, with the full LP complete, he is ready to unveil more from the record; the first official single to be lifted from the upcoming album (also entitled ‘101 Reasons’) is the sultry, soulful “Patience feat. Abi Flynn” backed with the out-and-out booty-call funk of “Late Night SOS”, out 15th June as a digital double A-side on Tru Thoughts.
“Patience feat. Abi Flynn” sees the super smooth vocals of Brighton based rising talent Flynn pouring like chocolate over a mellow, hip hop groove with neo-soul keys and a horn section giving a lazy, jazzy inflection, while almost indiscernible snippets of background chatter, left in from the original recording of the horns, add to the laid-back atmosphere. Look out for a video to “Patience”, to launch soon.
With a trashily seductive spoken hook of “When it’s late at night…”, recorded to accidental perfection by a friend during a drunken jam, irresistibly feel-good funk cut “Late Night SOS” pays homage to the legendary SOS Band, as well as bearing the hallmarks of a heavy spell of listening to Cameo and The Bar-Kays.