Impressive debut release from Drive Me Home on Citinite. Though this is the first we've heard from Drive Me Home, the high production value and slick arrangement make me feel like this is an alias for a producer we've heard from before or DMH has been doing this for a while. Just check the prime 80's r&b funk style on "Fast Life" with Olivier Daysoul (the vocalist from Onra's "Long Distance") rocking a very convincing Rick James vocal style. So good! But the funk doesn't stop there, on "Blah Blah Blah" DMH teams up with South African hip hoppers Spoek Mathambo and Riky Rick for a piece on futuristic disco rap, while "Hook It Up" and "Don't Play Around With That" show he can rock the spot instrumental style as well. For remixes, Machinedrum gives "Blah Blah Blah" a brilliant uptempo house rework and Computer Jay shoots "Fast Lane" up with some of that gangster-ish Master Blazter funk on the "Skeezer Mix". Pic sleeve.
- music label: Citinite 2011