As loyal readers of Genre Confused will know, we are huge fans of the mysterious producer/soundcloud account owner Vanilla and his gravity defying beats and reworks of Soul classics. Thankfully he (?) keeps putting out little nuggets on his Soundcloud for us to treasure.
‘Somebody’ is one of these nuggets. It is a reimagining of the great Glenn Jones’ ‘I Am Somebody’ but in Vanilla’s hands it becomes a completely different track. The funky bass is elevated to a new level, spiky nile-esque guitar pops out of the mix and snippets of vocals join together to create a catchy hook. Its a slice of late night boogie and summer all at the same time. A heady combination.
Apparently there is lots of new stuff coming soon and we can’t wait. Until then we will trade favours/poems/hugs with anyone who can tell us who this producer is. We need to buy him a drink.