Jimmy Edgar "Midnite Fone Call" by jimmyedgar published on 2011/05/04 13:06:12 +0000 From the 2010 album on !k7 Records entitled "XXX" Review via BOOMKAT: The American strip club is known as many things, but rarely (to UK & European ears anyway), as a testing ground for new club music. In actual fact many DJs test their new tracks out in these salacious settings because the girls gotta have something good to dance to, right? Jimmy Edgar's 'XXX' takes the strip joint as a well of inspiration, crafting a late night, low-lit electro vibe with a rich seam of sexy technoid R'n'B tucked firmly in the pocket. This takes the form of Prince-styled machine funk on 'Function Of Your Love', sensual slowfast bounce on 'Midnite Fone Call' or a superbly lubed slowjam on 'Sleep Connexion Date', all sounding very much grown up and refined from Edgar's earliest IDM efforts. That's not to say he's dropped the crafty glitches and complex arrangements, they're still clearly evident as with recent single 'Hot Raw Sex' and the hyperventilated glitch gasps of 'One Twenty Detail' or the Zapp-esque electrofunk of 'New Touch', but this is definitely a more turned on and spruced up approach from Edgar that works a treat.