Following on from his releases on Kolour Recordings and Profound, Berlin resident Ant Orange's latest 12“ on Karaoke Kalk is an innovative record packed full of diverse and lively tracks. The five tunes on the single take in an extremely wide range of styles, fusing elements of tribal drumming, funky soul, nu jazz and deep house.
Omi gets the ball rolling with groovy off beats and a wonky kalimba melody to get your feet tapping. Yesterday is a funky dance-floor track while tunes like Are You Alon? and The Look are filled with romance and vibes under the careful guise of eclectic electronica. The track Hands Together brings the 12” to a close drawing inspiration from the same Marlene Shaw vocal sample that St Germain used to such great effect on their hit Rose Rouge. Ant Orange brings a new twist to this iconic soul-jazz voice embedding it in a contemporary down-tempo groove.
Although originally from Leeds UK, Ant Orange has such an mixed range of influences and styles present in his music that the result in a truly global sound. Ant Orange relocated to Berlin some time ago where he now plays out at any opportunity, and with this new single he is again giving something back to his fellow vinyl junkies.