The Lady Blacktronika – Untitled 15


A – Luv Hate Us
B – Another Man (You’re On the DL II)

The Lady Blacktronika’s Untitled 15 is a pair of deep, resonant tracks in the spirit of Detoit’s Beatdown sound. Amidst the resurgence of interest in Deep House, these tracks take their cue, not from the evolution of Minimal, but from pioneers like Moodyman, Theo Parrish and Norma Jean Bell, creating what Lady B calls, “Future Blues”. They come from the tradition of reflecting a soft soul out of hard urban life, creating beauty from heartache.
Lady B’s moody, soulful vocal samples are so moving you’d forget any love song ever had a happy ending. Vocals pitch up and down, between genders, swirling and echoing. Luv Hate Us is a thumping heartbeat, that pumps ever forward as we’re asked, “Why do we love love when love seems to hate us?” Another Man shuffles and shimmers behind the confession, “If I could, could forget him, I would, please believe me…I’m in love with another man.”

Tyree Cooper (Groove Baby / Supa Dupa / Dance Mania) Rating: 4/5 – I like the Detroit Beat Down stuff and this no different. I’m feelin “Luv Hates Us” it has that slow build up and then drops u off into the funk.”Another Man” Is also a good track when u wanna keep that crowd jackin to something so different……Great Job.

Deepchild (Trapez / Anabatic / Resopal) Rating: 5/5 – Damn, damn fine stuff. Moodymann’s spirit continues with a unique incarnation and angle…just… FRESH. Full support for Another Man. YES. YES. YES.

Philip Sherburne (The Wire / Pitchfork / Beatportal / Resident Advisor) beautiful stuff. love the pace, love the textures, love the vocals…

Perc (Perctrax / Kompakt / Drumcode) Rating: 4/5 – Very good release. 99% more interesting than 99% of releases!


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