Katy B’s pretty incredible new single, 5am, was finally sees it’s pushed back release at the beginning of next month., coming equipped with this storming club track as it’s B-side. I Like You sees Katy teaming up with German melodic House producer, HotFlush’s George FitzGerald, to mix up her sultry vocals with some tough beats.
I Like You delivers truck loads of pulsating dancefloor groves and dirty, buzzsaw synths that provides a nice counterpoint to Katy’s husky, but sweet, vocals. This is definitely a late night jam, smokey and grinding. Slightly left-field but with a solid core in both club music and Pop. Everything we’ve heard from Katy’s forthcoming sophomore album, Little Red, so far has been pretty special and I Like You just adds to that impression. The follow up to a début is always tricky, but Katy B seems to have nailed it. We’re looking forward to hearing more.
♫ Katy B – I Like You (Produced By George FitzGerald)
There’s was a lot is speculation as to just who Route94 is. It was apparently a well known Dubstep producer’s House alter-ego, names like Skream and Boddika were tossed around in the past twelve months until it turned out to be Dream, now gone full time as Route94. His latest tune is this storming reMix of Katy B’s infectious new single, 5am.
Reining the energy levels in a little, Route94 takes the tune in a deep and hypnotic direction. With a smooth UK House groove and a shuffling Garage-y beat at it’s core, the track serves up playful synths and ominous basslines as a new futuristic, dystopian, backing for Katy B instantly catchy vocals. We were a bit worried about reMixes of this track not being able to live up to the original, but Route94 has put our fears to rest.
Following on from the pretty massive What Love Is Made Of, UK UrabanHousePop artist Katy B has just unleashed her new single, titled 5am. Released next month, the track recently débuted on Radio 1 and looks set to do some serious chart damage.
5am is a huge slice of House inspired Pop. Mixing up bit’s of 90s influenced Dance Music and bassy London House 5am delivers an energetic soundtrack to Katy’s increasingly smokey vocals. It’s a track with an big ol’ chorus, utterly infectious, complete with catchy lyrics and a hands-in-the-air hook that’s a sweet mixture of Ravey and Tropical. Definitely deserves a few spins.
Dance-Bass-Pop singer Katy B’s new single is pure House vibes with a hint of old school rave. What Love Is Made Of follows on from her free Danger EP of late last year and is the first hint we’ve had of the sound of her forthcoming second album, due out in the autumn. Sounds like it could be a storming release.
Building on a groove Chicago core What Love Is Made Of layers a big Rave riff and Katy’s silky vocal in a departure from the more urban sound of her first album. This track is more slick, euphoric, 90s DancePop than Katy’s previous releases. What you are treated to here is an uplifting array of bright synths and driving beats with some incoming hands-in-the-air moments. Possible not destined for the same chart success as her first crop of singles, What Love Is Made Of will definitely strike a chord with lovers of intelligent House-Pop.
♫ Katy B – What Love Is Made Of (Radio Edit)
Katy B’s What Love Is Made Of is released 8th July
Gigamesh goes old school Electro with added Miami Bass for this new reMix of Katy B & Ms. Dynamite’s ‘Lights On’
Rocking a Planet Rock beat Gigamesh keeps it low and synthetic, very different to what we are used to from the man but a welcome sound. The addition of just a subtle amount of House piano make it seem all the more fresh. Gigamesh isn’t just a one trick pony it seems.
Katy B is REALLY growing on me! I’ve said before I have a big soft spot for female vocals with a bit of a uniqueness, a quirkiness to them and Katy totally fits the bill. There’s some awesome tunes there too. Her new single ‘Broken Record’ has been on repeat here most of the morning and luckily enough the video has just been premiered.
So have a gander:
Broken Record” drops on 27th March with remixes from Zinc, DJ Fresh, Jacques Greene and Todd Edwards.