Published Jan 23, 2019There isn't a lot of info out there on British producer Sangre Voss (aka Jim Bremner), nor is there much on the label handling his latest EP (it is their first release, after all), but the lack of notoriety is instantly overshadowed once you've pressed play.
The opening title track immediately piques one's interest. There are a couple of tropes here, like the instructional vocals that are ever-present throughout early '00s instrumental hip-hop, and a few rave-y synth stabs, but the rest is largely unique. "Dance Class" has a distinct, bubbling warble that drives the track down an odd and extremely colourful pathway. Once it ends, you're still not entirely sure what you've just heard, but it bears repeating again and again.
The rest of the EP follows a slightly more conventional route, but what we're learning from Sangre Voss — even this early in his career — is that he can't help but offer up a strange take on club music with each track. Everything on Dance Class is familiar, yet still weird enough that you feel like you're entering new territory. It's not often that someone arrives on the scene with a whole new take, but Sangre Voss has an entirely fresh approach. For anyone who's looking for curious dance music, watch this space. (Third Place)