We’re kind of in two minds about French Indie-ElectroPoppers Portland’s new single. Deezy Daisy out later this month on Kitsuné Music, isn’t quite as good as their début a single, You Don’t Know Me but it is really infectious. Some of it is a little indie for our liking, but when it hit’s it’s DiscoPop stride it’s pretty special. Anyway, one of the many reMixes supplied on the single comes from one of our favourite French producers, Oxford. Where Oxford is concerned, you go into things expecting slick, laid back Disco bass, and that’s what you get.
Oxford does what Oxford does best, create a walking Disco groove, lolloping along over a funk-laden bassline. Washing the track with a floating piano hook and chirpy little synth riffs Oxford build and builds on the vibes until he drops it and brings it all back with some shimmering synth leads. Portland’s Lily Pejon had the perfect voice for this mood, a sultry half-whisper that just adds to the mysterious, smokey, irresistible funk.
♫ Portland – Deezy Daisy (Oxford reMix)
Portland’s Deezy Daisy is released 15th September/
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