Artist: Shiloh
Title: Baby
Label: Electrofly Records
By: Simon Jones | 9 January 2004
  • A: Original Mix
  • B: Brutal Mix

Shiloh "Baby"

Out Now on Electrofly Records

After a huge debut in 2003, Canuck brothers Justin and Colin Moreh return to start off the new year with the first of many new singles and remixes they have lined up. With forthcoming remixes for fellow home country boys Benz & MD as well as the Channel Islands' Human Movement, it would seem word of the talent of these two boys is spreading across the globe rapidly. With the ongoing development of their artist album, their third single 'Baby' now arrives on Electrofly.

The 'Original Mix' is a departure from Shiloh's previous singles, taking a more reclined approach to breaks with a sublime and techy groove led number that features a soulful female vocalist who's lyrics bring a new dimension to their sound. Harmonious lyrics float over the jazzy electronic sounds that Colin and Justin lay down. with stunning chords causing a rather nice bubbling effect that simmers throughout. If you thought that Shiloh were just about peak time bombs then 'Baby' is set to change the way you think, giving us our first hint at the diverse range of styles we should prepare ourselves for from their forthcoming artist long player. It may not grab you instantly, but just back and take in each beat and chord slowly, you won't be disappointed.

And well, if you are, then the 'Brutal Mix' will soon bring a devilish grin back to your face. Venturing back into the gritty and driving side of breaks, this is deep and twisted rework that will appeal to prog heads and nu skool purists alike. Stutter edited beats bounce along like smart bombs as techy chords expand from within the groove, the bassline constantly pushing forward as it evolves. Filtered vocals and oscilloscopic beat patterns bring the final elements, and although it's brutality isn't as obvious as you may expect, you will soon find it has left it's mark in ways you wouldn't have thought of.

As the first single from Shiloh in 2004, 'Baby' is an important one as it shows there is more to Colin and Justin's skills than producing fierce and driving dirty breaks, but rather beats that transcend genres from downtempo to peak time and also across to 4/4. Make no mistake about it, 2004 is going to be a huge year for Canada's latest exports.

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