Slime Recordings is proud to present ‘Taking Me Over’, the debut EP from Bristol-based trio 4th Project.
4th Project make downtempo ambient electro pop. Using a core of vocals, keyboards and guitars, the trio build their expansive sound with an electronic palette of drums, synths and sub bass. Formed in Bristol in 2015 by Kathleen Fitzpatrick Milton (vocals), Jack Drewry (keyboard) and Rowan Evans (guitar), 4th Project are currently working on a series of releases with Slime Recordings.
Lead track ‘Taking Me Over’ is that rare form of sonic alchemy which seems so elusive in music today. By uniting Kathleen’s emotive and intimate vocal delivery with Jack and Rowan’s gorgeous production, the band creates a memento of a broken relationship that is both heart-crushing and redemptive in turn; the song soars further into bliss with each passing note, beguiling the listener in increasingly mysterious ways.
‘Right Here’ brings the tempo up a touch with a hypnotic take on low-slung funk. The band takes flight across glittering percussion and seductive bass, merging perfectly with Kathleen’s captivating vocals and providing an enthralling retort to the former song’s story of love and loss.
Garage and Dubstep royalty Enigma Dubz steps up for the lead remix with a spell-binding take on ‘Right Here’, transporting Kathleen’s vocals into a shimmering paradise of deep garage ecstasy. Delicate keys and subtle chords drift across a laconic 2-step groove before being underpinned with a cavernous bassline that drives the whole track forward with a melancholy momentum, building into something truly cinematic in it’s scope.
Australian production powerhouse Aaron Static is the first to adapt ‘Taking Me Over’, stripping back the track to it’s core essentials with mesmerizing results. By slowly layering elements over a downtempo beat and letting the vocal breathe, he draws out the magic of the original song through new and enchanting paths.
Scottish label-mate Blackboxx takes an equally austere approach with his take on the lead track, giving the vocal space to roam across a broken beat odyssey. Equal parts autonomic and garage, the hotly-tipped producer once again proves he’s one to watch for the future.
Label veteran SPD delivers an ambitious re-moulding of the original with an uptempo dub house rhythm, mutating the vocal into new shapes across bubbling basslines and darkly evocative synth washes that will make perfect sense on a dancefloor at 4am.