Wednesday, 21 December 2011
14th - Take Me There
Currently unsigned, but going by new single Take Me There, you imagine the enigmatically named '14th' won't be for much longer.
Plunging headfirst onto the alcopop-clicked dancefloor, Take Me There's instrumental sounds like something 808 State might have come up with in the early 90s. Then it erupts into a massive Show Me Love style hook - in terms of dance music tropes, it's so simple, but boy does it work.
And over everything, there's those brilliant soulful vocals (courtesy of Tracey Duodo) lending the track its heart and body. This is a club track with substance, a life beyond the blacked-out rooms and neon glow.
A time will inevitably come when people tire of the endless conveyor belt of R&B/dance crossover from the US, and as the cycle of music turns ever on, songs like Take Me There lie in wait to seize the advantage when that day comes.
Take Me There is released on the 6th February.