Razor-N-Tape co-founder JKriv delivers a trio of all-original cuts on his Something Else EP, bringing together a cast of featured hometown Brooklyn talent to center dynamic songwriting with club-ready vibes.
On the A1 title track, a playful funk-laden bassline lays the foundation for an explosive hook and soaring vocal performance from Brandon Markell Holmes. Dynamic live instrumentation take center stage in the soulful Try Again, which builds to an anthemic peak as guests Nic Hanson and Phenomenal Handclap Band intone the song’s hopeful message.
On the flip, the laid-back boogie groover Shoulda Been Me slow-burns with heavy bass, percussive rhythms, and serene synth-work to support the layered vocal textures by Toribio (of Conclave). Detroit legend Alton Miller takes the tune in a classic soulful deep house direction, with a bouncing rhodes pattern revolving over solid drums, and showcasing Toribio’s vocal prowess in a new light.
Very nice. Funk Driven.
This is wonderful! I love both mixes of Something Else, the vocal is amazing.
DOMENIC CAPPELLO/ SUB GLASGOW
Love big Al’s mix
RnT bringing the heat once again! Loving the fact that there’s always a variety of flavours across their releases. Alton wins for deep, late night sounds with his sublime remix but the OG’s are perfect for warming up the chilled day time sets.
LUKE SOLOMON/ DEFECTED
What a great EP.
SEAMUS HAJI / DEFECTED
COLLEEN COSMO MURPHY
This is lovely 🙂 Liking JKriv’s mix.
Some shiny vibes from JKRIV here!
JASON KENDIG / HONEY SOUNDSYSTEM
Both versions of Shoulda Been Me got me hot!
FISH GO DEEP/ GREG DOWLING
Really like the Alton Miller mix big fan of his work will play on radio show.
How do I get this?
HECTOR ROMERO/ DEF MIX
I absolutely love this EP. I’m ready for it.
NICK THE RECORD
Lovely stuff – OG version of Shoulda Been for me
Wow. All the tunes are strong and the song writing is top notch. My FAVs are Shoulda Been Me OG mix and the Alton Miller remix. But the entire project is the sound track to a good day/night!
Good vocal EP, and awesome Alton Miller remix
DAZ I KUE / BUGZ IN THE ATTIC
Yup…needs this tunage ??
FRED EVERYTHING/ LAZY DAYS
Shoulda Been Me, is the one for me!
Thanks for this yes loving “Try Again” Jkriv feat phenomenal Handclap Band full of disco goodness
JEFF K/ THE SILVER NETWORK
Alton’s mix is a beauty 😉
PAPER RECORDINGS/ BEN DAVIS
Fab EP, Try Again edging it on first listen.
“Try again “ is my jam! SO GOOD!!
CHILLI DAVIS / FORWARD
J Kriv is coming into his own, absolutely incredible here. Toribio is just on another level these days, making Shoulda been me the top one for me
GRAEME PARK/ THE HACIENDA
What the… ?! This is amazingly good. I love it!
Spot on! Great Ep.. Should have Been Me is so good.
CRAIG SMITH/ 6TH BOROUGH PROJECT
Digging the OG tracks particularly “Shoulda Have Been Me”, all bright breezy and funky. Stand out for me though is the Alton Miler re rub. X
DJ AUSAR/ ATLANTA RADIO
It’s good to see Alton back in the game with this 4×4 offering.
WILL MCGIVEN/ SOUL AND JAZZ MAGAZINE
Just doing my weekly research and I find these gems. Some lovely summer dancefloor fillers here.
WHITEY DELUCA/ KOLOUR LTD
RnT – you’re just showing off now!! lol .. seriously what an outstanding release topped off with a sublime remix from the one and only Alton Miller. You never know what you’re going to get with RnT – you just know that, whatever it is, it’s going to be 100% proper!
LEX / LENG
SEAN BROSNAN/ FUTURE DISCO
I’m a big Alton Miller fan, kind of would have preferred or be cool to have a dub on this also. Original all top class, Jkriv really turning up the production heat and going to a new level. Great to see someone making more songs.
MACO WEIBEL/ THE LOT
I’m digging the track featuring Toribio! Very similar baselines to Levan’s remix of It Should Have Been You which i love! Beautiful work on the remix too from Alton.
What a BOMB.
FISH GO DEEP
Both versions of Shouda Been Me ticking the boxes for me. Lovely song and vocal taken successfully in two different directions.
RICHARD ROBERTS/ BBC DANCE TRACKS
Try again is a bonafide summer anthem!!!
DRAKER THAN WAX/ MAWKUS
Love this record – Cesar aka Toribio is a good friend! Excited to share this one out!
SHANNON BRIGGS / THE LOW END
Another terrific collection of Sureshots. My pick is “Something else”.
WILLIE GRAFF/ PACHA
Great soulful disco music! JKriv is really on fire…The tunes sound tight! Alton Miller’s mix is also very nice. Hard to pick a favorite here.
SIMON HARRISON/ BASIC SOUL
Should have been me is the track for me, especially Alton M’s remix… ACE
SAM DONNISTON/ PLAYLISTER
Will play the whole EP but the Alton Miller mix is the winner for me.
MARC MEISNERE/ SOL POWER SOUND
Love it! The Toribio track, especially. Art is killer too.
MOODYMANC/ DANNY DUBBED
Both Something Else and the ALTON MILLER MIX are sounding great here!
JUAN LEAL / DISCOTEQUE
Ooof Jkriv smashes it of the Park…Love what this guys does…both headline tracks are wicked but for me “Should Have been Me” is the outstanding track of the package!