Rating: Alexia Coley‘s new Dr Rubberfunk-mixed single – Beautiful Waste Of Time is kind of halfway between the funky soul jazz of Barbara Lynn’s Nice And Easy or Nina Simone’s Some Say and the grittier sister funk of Laura Lee’s It Ain’t What You Do But How You Do It. Which is another way of saying it’s dope. Just in case there’s not enough percussive presence on the original for you though, Smoove‘s on remix duties with a tambourine and the drum levels turned up to eleven. Beautiful. And far from a waste of time.
(Out 2 June on Jalapeno Records)