Lovebirds – My Man review

Lovebird’s latest Freerange offering, “My Man” brings more warm and fuzzy, groove based house music from the German who drops two new productions alongside a rougher rework of the title track from the so-hot-right-now KiNK.

Sebastian Doering’s Lovebirds moniker has been consistently gathering steam over the last three years. He has released on the likes of Buzzin’ Fly, Kneedeep, Winding Road and his own Teaddrop imprint but it his releases on Jimpster’s Freerange Records that has really brought him attention. His “The Rat” EP from 2008 announced himself in style whilst his remix of Milton Jackson’s “The Crash” shot him to notoriety. With “My Man,” he now returns to Freerange to lay down some more of the deeper grooves that have built his moniker the lofty reputation it enjoys today.

First up is the title track which utilises looping beats and intense gliding pads to create a deep and wonderfully wonky number. Warm synths give the track a toasty glow whilst the powerful 4/4 ups the energy and turns it into a strong club track. Sketched in Lovebird’s inimitable arrangement, this is classic Doering at his untamed best. “Alright,” which closes the release, is another new Lovebirds production. But this time Doering packs in the umph with a pounding beat and repetitive vocal cuts. He keeps things simple here, building towards a mounting peak with shimmering strings and syncopated stabs. Sandwiched between these productions lies a remix of the title track from KiNK. Stripping back the original, the Bulgarian roughs up the beats and lets the loopy madness roll out for over six minutes of fun and playful house music.

Review: Tom Jones