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  • Filed under: MP3
  • 12/05/2013

First Listen

Cropper "Sweet Talk"

Bristol-born artist Niall Cropper, who releases music simply as Cropper, toys cleverly with house tropes; what initially seems like a saccharine, vocal-heavy style is revealed to be a little darker and dubbier than imagined. On "Sweet Talk," Cropper establishes a mood with straight-ahead house percussion and spotless piano stabs, as female vocal melodies ring out in near-perpetual delay. Practically out of nowhere, grinding blasts of bass and even more echo are mixed in, and the crowd-pleasing cut becomes more insightful and complex. Additionally, a video for "Forever"—Cropper's one-sided 12" single which is out now via Blah Blah Blah—can be viewed after the jump.

Average: 7.9 (115 votes)

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