Wolf + Lamb - Make Me Fall EP on Wolf + Lamb

Words by: Dave Jenkins
Posted: 28/1/14 9:04

Things that make you fall… Improperly disposed banana skins, uncovered manholes, icy pavements and whatever it is Patricia Edwards is singing about here.  I think she’s talking about a chap. But, to be frank, I don’t actually care… The second those honey-dew harmonies hit me, I’m sold. Warm, enveloping, authentic and – most importantly – not over the top: THIS is quintessential soulful house, executed with subtlety and class. Throw in a non-quitting groove with insistent keys and horn hook that could seduce every grain of white sand off every beach of our treasured island and you’ve got a winner.

Actually I think the horn line is a trumpet but the blurb is telling me it’s a sax… Either way, alongside Patricia’s vocals, it drives the track with sense of natural soul that resonates with house music’s original spirits. Warming you up during these cold months, cooling you down during the summer, guaranteed to stand up well in years to come… The word timeless is thrown around far too often in dance music discourse. But hey, what’s a reviewer to do?

Navid Izadi’s more club-minded version is equally ageless. Refocussing on the hook, with added toplines and beefier kicks, Patricia’s vocal has been spliced and diced in such a way that it’s impossible not to recall the Crystal Waters classic “Gypsy Woman”. Comparisons don’t come much higher with this type of house music.

Fat thumbs up to the Wolf + Lamb fam, then. And indeed John Camp – appearing on more and more of the crew’s output, his hat is officially in the ‘potential artists to look out for in 2014’ ring. Let’s hope he doesn’t hit any banana skins, open manholes or icy pavements along the way.

Artist: Wolf + Lamb
Title: Make Me Fall EP
Label: Wolf + Lamb

TracklistMake Me Fall feat. John Camp & Patricia EdwardsMake Me Fall feat. John Camp & Patricia Edwards - Navid Izadi Club Dub

Our rating: 8/10
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