Artist: Brancaccio & Aisher
Title: Everybody
Label: Bedrock Records
By: Simon Jones | 11 June 2003
  • A: Original Mix
  • B: King Britt Scuba Mix

Brancaccio & Aisher "Everybody"

Out Now on Bedrock Records

Brancaccio and Aisher have always been ones to shy away from convention. Take 'Lovely Day' for example. It was a Marmite track, in that you either loved or hated it. For me, it was a grower, which I gradually came to understand and appreciate, so when I first heard 'Everybody' I was curious as to what they were trying to achieve, but haven't not heard it since until it's release here on Bedrock never really thought about it. Now having had chance to play it several times.. well I'm still not sure..

Shuffling chunky beats form a simple, rough bassline which loops over and over as the 'Original Mix' unfolds. The intro seems a bit too long until the vocal drops into the fray which is a welcome change, but after the 10th loop of the word 'Everybody' you start to wish you had a cheese grater to save your ears. That's not to say its a bad record. It's funky and fun for whatever audience its aimed at, but for the rest of us, it is hard to appreciate as it has very little in the way of structure. The chords sound like they were programmed on a one of those 'Simon Says' musical toys and the whole thing leaves you wondering what its all about. Answers on a postcard please...

Is 'King Britt' capable of miracles? Well his 'Scuba Mix' has a nice tight bassline for sure and the vocal shimmers through in effected fashion, building slowly to a funky disco style groove. Chord progression keeps things interesting and this mix as a whole is welcome relief to the 'quirkiness' of the Original, but isn't really enough to lift this out of the depths.

An odd release from Bedrock, which does not really fit in with their sound at all. With a rumoured Brancaccio and Aisher album in the works for the label, one most wonder what direction Bedrock are headed in with this, but I am sure that normal service will be resumed shortly with the superb Steve Porter remixes of Amber's 'Anyway'. We shall see..

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