Wayne Snow “Rosie”
Max Graef’s still unfuckwithable 2014 debut Rivers of the Red Planet was the site of various pleasures. It had smoked-out soul by the blunt-load. It juggled boom-bap with neo-soul and rubbed together dusty jazz with the heft of house. It was the kind of statement record where a young producer was able to lay out his aesthetic touchstones and play them off each other in casual synthesis. It was also where we had the pleasure of meeting Nigerian-born vocalist extrordinaire Wayne Snow – an androgynous, mellifluous falsetto that wound perfectly into Max’s half-time haze.
After expanding album standout ‘Running’ into a fully-fleshed EP, the pair continue the chemistry with ‘Rosie’ – a new five-tracker coming out via Copenhagen label and shared home Tartelet Records. We’re glad to say the same magic’s still there in spades – the thick thud of Graef’s signature kick, the warbling warm basslines and ever the star of the show, Wayne’s tenderly acrobatic vocal lines.
Peep the EP’s title-track above and cop the whole thing on June 1st.
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