Taprikk Sweezee Mix for Ampsoul

Taprikk Sweezee is probably best known to most listeners as the soul vocalist who anchored former Funkstorung member Michael Fakesch’s 2007 album ‘Dos’ as well as it’s accompanying ‘Escalate’ 12”, and now three years on this latest 12” / download EP on Musik Aus Strom sees him continuing to craft a characteristically broken and treacherous take on electronic neo-soul. While the unmistakeable influence of Sweezee’s prior collaborations with Fakesch is certainly immediately present here in the complex, contorted rhythms and use of glitchy textures, Sweezee’s smooth soul vocals see things drifting frequently into the sorts of psyche-soul territory you’d more likely associate with D’Angelo or Prince. Opener ‘Conversea’ emerges from a gentle trail of feathery glitch textures into juddering, off-centre dub-soul. Chris Downton
@ The Boiler Munich 03.03.2011

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