Gecko Turner’s fab “Gone Down South” albums just keeps on giving. Claremont 56’s Mudd and Natural Self deliver two excellent remixes for the slo-mo disco and future hip-hop heads.
The laidback Jamaican vibes of the wonderful “You Can’t Own Me”, a track that is all Gecko Turner, in every possible way, gets an equally laidback, slo-mo disco work-over by one of the Claremont56 bosses Mudd, a fantastic remix perfect for your lazing on a sunny afternoon in the summertime. Natural Self, in the meantime, emphasises the hip-hop qualities of the funky “When I Woke Up” and adds some cosmic synth stabs to it in the process.
Gecko Turner’s music is hard to define, but the adjectives we hear most when people refer to his music are “sun-drenched” and “effortless”. Our man has his own style, built from a lot of different influences ranging from The Velvet Underground to reggae, everything on the good side of soul.
released May 16, 2011