There’s days when you need to be reminded what’s so great about a good hand clap, and I’m not talking about the kind you get from strippers. Seven Davis Jr. knows how bad you need it, and is willing to deliver - the hand clap that is. The good kind. This 12” release of Wild Hearts is sure to fill all your needs. The musical ones, at least.
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New on Ninja tune and surrounded by something like a smattering of hype, Seven Davis grew up on Michael Jackson and all the classics, only to take a left turn into the world of underground dance music when he got a bit older. And in that exact mid-point is where his debut sits. Whether I like the sound or not, to these admittedly white middle-class ears the jaunty rhythms are something new. Sounding like a kind of sped up Justin Timberlake ensuring every bar has a beat, the lead track ‘Wild Hearts’ is remarkably minimal, just a bass and drum lite rhythm and some soulful distorted vox. Same overleaf - the almost exact same beat with repeato-lyrics which drive you almost to distraction. Not sure I like it as such but it's unusual and fresh.
8/10 Andrew Customer review, 7th February 2015
Machine funk with a wild heart. Staccato drums that just keep hitting with a nice snaky bassline that keeps this grooving rather than percussive. Treated rather clipped vocal, all sounds a bit straight up? However there is just that twist of soul, a prince like well, purpleness that means that dropped on a dancefloor your gonna get the ladies wiggling hips and the gents trying to give it their best shuffling footwork. Pretty irresistible to be honest, I keep making spelling mistakes as I can stop jiggling about as I type this review. Yeah, buy it.
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