HIDDEN JAZZ QUARTET feat. OMAR: ‘High Heels’ (+ Lack Of Afro remix) (2012)

Rating: ★★★★★
This one’s called High Heels by Hidden Jazz Quartet and features Omar – (here sounding a little bit like Alison Moyet) fretting about where his chick is at 3 in the morning. But enough about that – let’s talk about the important bit which is the B-side rerub where Lack Of Afro produces dancefloor gold through remix alchemy – check it below. Out go the jazzy percussion, sax-wanking and ‘jazz club’ tempo changes. In comes the funky break and a much more sensible piano and organ melodic combo. Also the man with no ‘fro kicks the whole thing off with a sampled round of applause – as well he might having pulled a very funky rabbit out of a very jazzy hat. Omar still sounds a little bit like Alison Moyet but hey – don’t shoot the remixer! Track of the year? Could be…
(Out June on Agogo Records)