Kotchy - She Made It Easy

A catchy combination of Beck's penchant for glitchy electronica-infused rock and the type of modish squelchy beats favoured by dubsteppers Benga and Bass Clef.

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Released 21 Oct 2008 | | By Anne Hollowday | Rating: 4
Kotchy - She Made It Easy

Producers morphing into successful musicians in their own right is nothing new, although contemporary examples Pharrell and Mark Ronson are the guys we should thank for revealing with blazing transparency the ease of which the transfer can be executed. Brooklyn-based producer Kotchy has the raw talent required to make a success of the jump, having already cut his teeth working with venerated acts such as Yo Majesty, The Epochs and Violet.

Priming us for the release of his debut LP, this single is a catchy combination of Beck's penchant for glitchy electronica-infused rock and the type of modish squelchy beats favoured by dubsteppers Benga and Bass Clef. Brazenly declaring "loosen up, let's dance butt naked" epitomises the recalcitrant attitude of Kotchy's output. It's a deeply composite soundscape without notching up any clichéd references to psychedelia or synth-heavy basslines.

Flip sides 'Falling In Love' and 'Bruce Fleetwood' are equally disparate sonic bullets. The former a captivating, percussive display that oozes dreamy lovey-doveyness, the latter is an upbeat country-billy style track with anthemic vocals Lynyrd Skynyrd would be proud of. A dextrous debut.