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It's A World Before You / Kaidi Tatham

Kaidi Tatham - It's A World Before You

First Word

One of the pioneers of the West London broken beat scene, Kaidi Tatham continues to push his music forward with a sparkling new lp. "It's A World Before You" is filled with breathless up-tempo broken beat and nu soul grooves filled with optimistic vibes. The opener "Joyous" is simply that, an uplifting banger laced with jolting keys and bass. "Out Here On My Own" is mid-tempo soul featuring label mates Children Of Zeus. The title track is another up-tempo heater. It's also the only one where he shares instrumental duties in which he's joined by kindred spirit and broken beat stalwart Dego. Together their keyboard arrangements along with Tatham's drum programming shine through. Mixed by producer extraodianaire Eric Lau who knows how master a recording with the best of them. It adds up to a superb recording that will stay on repeat this summer.

Reg Dancy, 07/18