Double Cheese likely submitted a couple dozen records to 5 Magazine over the years, and I don’t think we wrote about any of ’em until 2016. I have enough humility to say that the error was on this side of the aisle because everything I hear these days is golden. Afro-Deep records from Mike Clark and Luyo, crazy indie pop from Kyle Kim and now music so Soulful that (to steal the motto of Dr. Bob) it hurts – there’s not just pleasing music properly produced and promoted but a kind of palpable vitality here that makes you want to dive in head-first, shove handfuls of the stuff in your pockets and pass it on to all of your friends.
Joining the crew this month is another A&R coup with Opolopo and Roy Ananda featuring Sasha Williamson on Transformations. The original washes over you with a smooth chorus followed by spoken-word style vocals. Larry A’s remix journeys into psychadelic deep funk that feels jagged on the verses but brings it home when the chorus swings around again.
Originally published first in 5 Magazine Issue 139, featuring Jerome Baker, Hanna Hais, David Mancuso, Surface and Karen Copeland & more. Become a member of 5 Magazine for First & Full Access to Real House Music.