coffee in the morning *ft prins thomas*
A1. Coffee In The Morning
A2. Move Out The Way
B1. Coffee In The Morning *Prins Thomas Diskomiks*
B2. Coffee In The Morning *Dub Mix*
Detroit Swindle follow up last year's soulful highlight 'The life behind things' with some impeccable disco-funk on steroids: the Coffee in the Morning EP featuring Jitwam. The ep features 2 originals, a dub mix and a stunning extended remix by Norwegian disco don Prins Thomas. For Coffee in the morning, Detroit Swindle team up with India-via-London-to-NYC vocalist Jitwam, whose recent album Honeycomb on Tartelet and his live collaboration with Kamaal Williams have shown the world just how talented he really is.
Coffee in the morning is more than anything a funk fueled disco bomb. The energy is set by a rolling bassline with a live touch (thanks to Xander Vrienten) and percussion courtesy of their go-to-percussion-guy: Mauskovic Dance Band member Chris Bruining. The track bursts into action once Jitwam's vocals come in. His purple colored vocals push through with a full-on slapback delay, which adds nicely to the vintage vibe of the track. The lyrics are fun in a tongue-in-cheek kind of way and deal with life's more pressing matters like all the things you can have alongside your coffee. You could argue that this track is not really about coffee, but something far more perverse, but that's up to you decide.
Back on topic: The track takes a sharp jazzy turn once the saxophone is introduced (played by UK bred, Amsterdam based jazz dude Finn Peters), which moves nicely between catchy riffs and completely berserk jazz-isms. Its the full on original that works best for us, but if you're not really into coffee –or vocals for that matter- there's a more straightforward dub mix as well.