BSTC feat. JL – Love It review

Funky house of the classiest order, BSTC drop the “Love It” single complete with mixes by Phil Asher and Reel People, and suddenly summer seems almost close enough to touch.

The original combines a funky vibe (almost broken beat with a house swing and tempo) along with live keys and bass that provides some serious bounce, letting JL’s soulful vocals flow over the top like butter. The amazing expression in his voice isn’t hampered or impaired, in fact it’s complimented nicely by synth-brass that let him reach nice crescendos at the end of some lines.

The Reel People mix builds on all this goodness but firms up the beat even more, making it the natural choice for the floor. Phil Asher’s Restless Soul mix however is a real departure – making the vibe more downbeat and deep. The space that Asher creates in his mix (centered on the drums and some subby bass) really exposes the joys of the multi-layered JL vocal. There’s also an acapella to let you enjoy the vocal even more, as well as some bonus beats of Asher’s mix to let you use the crisp drums to your heart’s content.

Review: Oliver Keens