Thursday, 22 September 2016
New Music: Prep - Who's Got You Singing Again
Jazzy flutes? Check. Easy listening vibes? Check. Silky smooth sophistication? Check. Welcome to the world of Prep. It's a good world to exist in.
Prep first cropped up on Breaking More Waves just over a year ago with the far out soul of Cheapest Flight – it was the kind of jam that made me want to grab a cocktail and lounge back into a big white leather sofa. Since then they’ve followed it up with Sunburnt Through The Glass, received support from BBC Radio 1, KCRW and Beats 1 and grooved their way to near the top of the Hype Machine charts.
What I'm enjoying about Prep is that they sound so different from anything else out there right now. Sure the influences are there (I still hear a fair amount of Donald Fagen in their music) but for a bunch of guys that include a hip-hop producer, a classical composer, a house DJ and a singer songwriter and whose individual credits include Drake, Kwabs, AlunaGeorge, Foxes, Raleigh Ritchie and Klangkarussell they sound wonderfully not of the moment, and I like that.
Prep play Birthdays in London on the 12th October. Who's Got You Singing Again is taken from Prep's forthcoming EP which will be called Futures.
Prep - Who's Got You Singing Again