Ambassador`s Reception head-honcho Stevie Kotey has started sorting out his archives. Relaunching the label and assuming the pseudonym Steamy Windows he?s been dusting off and souping up crowd-pleasing cuts by the score. The first fruits of this labour to be made public will be One Of Those Nights ? a collaboration with cool Californian dude, Woolfy ? King Of The Sun-Baked Balearic Boogie. The two of them turning in a breathless bedroom berserka of balmy, heat-stroked, blue-eyed electro street soul ? suitable for fans of Apiento, Harriett Brown and Lexx` Cosmic Shift long-player. Its bass bumping bionically, keys and guitar blown in like a breeze.
Percussion-like seashells gently washed and made to shine by the tide. While Woolfy`s whispers are the male equivalent of Brenda Ray`s intimate coo. I?ve been privy to six mixes that range from a beatless ambient calm ? showing off the electric axe work and celestial synthetic flute ? to bottom-end bolstered dub. L.U.C.A`s Quirky Version puts the beat right up front ? big snares behind treated vocal fragments. Gating everything for a trippy, serenely stoned glide. Taken altogether this sextet forms a kind of suite, finally refocusing on the love song at its root.
Dr.Rob (Ban Ban Ton Ton)