Cambridgeshire vocalist, songwriter, and clothing empresario Triple Six Steve joins forces here with producer OneWish for their first collaborative single, part a project to release multiple styles and musical ideas all held together by the Sabotage (Triple Six’s promotions company) ‘Twisted Soul’ sound running through each release. Originally promoted as a fan pledge, the single easily reached its target, and with extremely good reason – it’s a gorgeous little lite jazzy hip hop groove, easy and chilled with Steve’s soulful flow sitting atop vaguely melancholy piano and pulled-back beats.
It’s reminiscent of ‘3 years…’era Arrested Development, or maybe a little of that Fugees groove (minus Lauren, of course). It’s a hugely commercial track, crying out for airplay and a wider audience, but that in no way detracts from the soul or groove – this is a genuine slice of mellow groove hip hop that simply deserves to be heard.
Review by Alex Holmes