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After cult heroes Bicep delivered the inescapable sell-out ‘Stripper’ earlier this year, the second Love Fever release comes from burning London talent, Citizen and features a ‘Deeper Touch’ collaboration from Detroit’s wayward freakster, Jimmy Edgar.
Born out of East London's underground party, Love Fever Records seeks to expand on the erotic potency of the parties late nights and early mornings guided by residents come label owners A&A. The emerging sound, a heavy leaning on purist house dosed up on sleaze, grinding up against something to some romantic techno.
A Love Fever regular, Laurence Blake AKA Citizen is the dreaded up South London cool kid with a fresh sound full of modernity and attitude. His productions punch so hard, A&A stole him from their dancefloor after a personal demo delivery impelled the boys to get the music on record for the world to hear. Quietly rocking London dancefloors with his heavily defined, underground sound for the past few years, parallels have since been drawn with major British breakthroughs Julio Bashmore and Wbeeza. With the debut ‘Deep End EP’ on Kerri Chandler’s MadTech causing a stir Citizen looks set to become a prolific talent as he enters the Love Fever Records hall of infamy.
A side ‘Room Service’ gives you that call girl temptation, getting straight to the point with smoky bass and teasing intonations leading up to the flipped out vocal, stabbing synths and body rocking drop. ‘You Give me that something is the warmer, body melting B side, soulful vocals in pools of distorted chords and immersed in Citizen’s signature sound bed of rich bass filtered through a tight house groove. Add to that Jimmy Edgars twisted take on the Love Fever parties sound that slows down in tempo but with an added electronic sensuality for a “Deeper Touch” and you have something rather beautiful.
With a wandering hand in the pool of the globes most revered house and techno elite, expect future Love Fever releases with luminaries such as Larry Heard, Wolf + Lamb as well as the boys themselves…
Release/catalogue number: LFR002