Rummaging through golden crates of 1970s disco, soul and funk, the South London beat-maker has channeled that antiquated warmth into something refreshing and potent. Retro-lacquered vocals, 00’s Dilla-inspired off-kilter sparse grooves and heady ornamentals, Mamode’s music always manages to translate that feeling of bathing in the sun when your vision gets a little fuzzy with real fervour.
His new record is a perfect showcase of that temperament, and today we premiere our favourite track off the LP. Opening with a funk-flavoured bass line and hand-clap ancestral groove glistening in saturation, ‘Talk To Me’ is a summer soundtrack like no-other. Fender Rhodes chords glide inside the mix whilst Reggie’s one-take vocals begin to trace the reassuring words “you can always talk to me” until they envelop themselves. The whole track is laced with golden 1970s breathy horn samples, certainly a perfect track to tide us over until next summer.
Reginald Omas Marode IV’s self title debut LP is out 14th October via Five Easy Pieces.
Catch him live performing the album on 22nd October @ Echoes, London. Tickets here.