Hold Me [EP]

Album Review of Hold Me [EP] by Cooly G.

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Hold Me [EP]

Cooly G

Release Date: Jan 28, 2014
Record label: Hyperdub
Genre(s): Electronic, Pop/Rock

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Hold Me [EP] - Average, Based on 2 Critics

Resident Advisor - 70
Based on rating 3.5/5
70

Now that her mum has reverted to popping round for a cup of tea in the morning instead of laying down tunes with her, Cooly G has had to seek out another collaborator. On "Oi Dirty" that means Hyperdub label mate Scratcha DVA, who joins her on a wonky, tribal-ish groove that has layers of disparate percussive elements competing with themselves. Melding the jerkiness of dancehall with deconstructed house, it's raw to the point of bloodiness.Cooly G goes solo on the EP's other two tracks.

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New Musical Express (NME) - 40
Based on rating 2/5
40

Brixton producer Merissa Campbell has built a steady profile over the last five years. She’s released a string of 12-inches and an album, 2012’s ‘Playin’ Me’, for Hyperdub, and built a solid presence on the UK club scene, where she floats between garage and grime at one end, and deep house and dub at the other. ‘Hold Me’ is the latest step in her dancefloor march, but it doesn’t quite work.

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