Fatima - Follow You (Eglo, 2011)
12'' Eglo Records EGLO 14 (UK, 05-2011)
b2. Red Light
Note : Lyrics by Fatima Bramme Sey.
Produced by Sam Shepherd.
Exquisite offerings from Eglo's blessed soul vocalist, Fatima Bramme Sey, atop the creamiest beats from equally talented producer/label boss, Floating Points. If you've dipped into the warm waters of modern Soul in the last few years it's highly likely you're familiar with Fatima's output already, from her appearances on DVA's 'Just Vybe (Soule:Power Mix)' to Shafiq Husayn's 'Lil Girl' or a slew of Eglo releases. Make no mistake, though; this is the one you need! The A-side is a luxurious showcase in three parts: from the bass-suspended red-carpet introduction of 'Cinnamon', through the soul-controlling R&B of 'Mind' and the compellingly classic-sounding 'Innervision'. However, we reckon it's likely the flipside will be hailed as the masterpiece of this record, and both her and Floating Points' calling card for time to come. On 'Red Light' her immaculately rendered tones rise from filigree Rhodes keys to be joined by tenderly gripping shuffle beats Theo P would be proud of, before unfurling into one of the most luxurious Deep House tracks you're likely to hear this year, if not the next five. The production throughout will potentially leave you breathless. (Boomkat)