Hold Me Down, the much delayed and hotly anticipated debut single by whiteboy soul revivalist Primary 1 finally hits the record shops on the 28th January and is a fine second release for Phantasy Sounds after the immense Engine from LA Priest.
The rumoured Duke Dumont refix never happened but there’s a silver lining to every cloud, and in this instance is some splendid remixes from future french talent in the shape of Yuksek and The Shoes. Yuksek’s effort is aimed squarely at the dancefloor jugular, whereas The Shoes have gone for a more understated punk funk approach – all cowbells and throwback synths – good looks all around
Primary 1 is currently holed up in the studio working on new tracks with heavy hitter Paul Phones Epworth – big things are expected!
Keep your left eye out for The Shoes too as they’ve jus signed to the 50 Bones label with the track Knockout being released on 3rd March with a selection of remixes (including Primary 1) They played a few shows back at the derriere end of December which I missed but thankfully they’ll be back in March to tour, along with manlike Primary 1.