Hyperdub's year of excellence continues apace with the release of Playing Me, the long awaited debut album from Cooly G.
Emerging as a key figure in the UK funky scene some four years ago via some highly prized Dub Organiser CDrs, Cooly's musical progression has been charted via a series of EPs for DVA Music and Hyperdub.
On this thirteen track album what is most apparent is the confidence this South London producer has in her own singing, a voice that sounds dipped in pain and anguish at times.
At others Cooly utilises her vocal delivery as an integral part of the music, which draws from all manner of UK music history of recent times whilst very much sounding part of her modern house template.
Oh and there's a Coldplay cover to end the LP too...
1. He Said I Said
2. What This World Needs Now
3. Come Into My Room
5. Good Times
8. Playin' Me
10. What Airtime
11. It's Serious
12. Is It Gone
13. Up In My Head