Leeds Music Scene

Untitled by Project New City

YouTube Google RSS Feed Instagram

Posted by .

Reviewed on 15th May 2004.



By Project New City

House music is an odd genre. Over the past few years, it's been everywhere from funk to punk, and back again. Anyone who ever ventures into a music store or reads a dance music-orientated mag knows about just how many sub-groups of house there are now. Although what 'tribal house' is supposed to be, I have no idea.

'Full Circle', the first track here starts as if it's some kind of acoustic ditty, complete with strummy guitars and weird guitar leads. Then, it transforms into a funky, catchy little house number, with its sweeping pads, its bouncy 4/4 beats and its soaring vocals. Now I'm not the biggest fan of dance music, but I know what I like, and in this case, I like. Although you can well imagine a dancefloor full of people "gangster trippin'" (to quote Phoenix Nights), to this song, it still retains this kind of hazy melancholia. Maybe it's the minor chords, but I love dance music that feels sort of depressed.

It has to be said, the production values on this CD are absolutely spot on. Mainstream producers up and down the country should take a listen and hear how some intelligent dance music should be made. 'I'm So Angry' has all the ingredients of another great house track, with its driving, funky rhythms and dreamy synth breaks, it's again the sort of dance music I can agree with. Having already studied music production, I think these guys are top notch at what they do. I'm sure it won't be long until the major labels come a knocking.

I know what you're thinking. All dance music is the same, but sometimes, something like this manages to sneak in the back door and completely take you by surprise. It's the sound of French dance music circa 1999, but better. And in English.



All replies to this article. Log in to post a reply.

On 16th May 2004 at 17:19 Anonymous 2565 wrote...

Great review and right on the button - this group are like a breath of fresh air with the mix of originality and professional standard of production. Go see them live and get blown away!!!!!!



0 photos • Upload a photo



1 band associated with this article.

Project New City

indie dance

Related Bands

Other bands you might like.

Grand Prix '86

Heads We Dance

HEADS WE DANCE are "pushing all the right buttons... speaker gold dust" - (Mixmag July 2009)


0 fans of Project New City

I'm a fan