Tuesday, 22 March 2011

New music: Jamie Woon ? Lady Luck (Royce Wood Junior remix)

Remixers seem to love the Brit school kid's music for one very good reason

There's something about the songs that former Brit school alumnus Jamie Woon makes that seems to appeal to remixers. Perhaps it's the sparse, almost deceptively simple feel of what a few people are calling "soulful dubstep". Or the fact that there's an inbuilt atmosphere to the songs, a kind of chilly melancholia reminiscent of the xx. Whatever it is, there are some great mixes emerging of Lady Luck, the forthcoming second single from his debut album, Mirrorwriting. Hudson Mohawke's gonzo, beat-heavy reworking was revealed a few days ago, and now Royce Wood Junior's slightly gentler rerub has emerged. The element that makes the whole thing work is Woon's soulful voice, creating a focal point that allows the producers to go to town on the periphery.

Mirrorwriting is released on 11 April

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Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2011/mar/18/jamie-woon-lady-luck-remix

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