Pete Philly And Perquisite – Mystery Repeats
How I Got Into This Music
Saw these guys on MTV (remember that?) and I didn’t realise they were Dutch. The strong presence of Pete Philly stuck with me and when Hieronymus Fox and me went to see them play live a while back, I saw a band that was entertaining, professional and ambitious. Their mix-up of rap and music styles works for me. Just read that this new album’s topping the Dutch charts, so I head to get me a listen.
Tracks that got my attention:
Clap Kick Flow
Excellent intro track, the vocal setup is a pleasant surprise.
Womb To Womb
A genuine Floor-Filler, catchy hook, nice raps and subtle production.
Fish To Fry
This one’s a very intelligently produced track – almost single material, not sure if it’d work, hey, I like it a lot!
Q & A
A catchy chorus isn’t enough in this case..
Wow, old-school scat crooning (mind out of the gutter please..). A very catchy song, skillful performance, showing the diverse range of rapper and band.
There’s a Galliano and Jamiroquai vibe going on, not sure if it works for me. I can imagine many a teenager chanting this one.
Last Love Song
Another Jamiroquai thing and remember, Jamiroquai wasn’t the originator of that style either.. But this track’s also one you have to see live.
Intro’s just a bit too much Outkast for my taste. The rest is quite okay.
A very mature track, great airplay potential.
Taking risks, nice! Less safe, more interesting..
Smart song, great energy, nice string arrangement in the background and in the chorus.
Love this song, melancholy yet feel good. Catchy, great vocals.
Hmm.. Yet another impressively professional music production from the Lowlands. I love the energy these guys have especially live. There is nothing wrong with this album, it deserves the attention and success it’s having, because these guys work friggin’ hard to deliver the goods.
My review is a mix of pros and cons: not totally my taste, sometimes sounding a bit too much like other current artists, but.. They’re more than okay, I’m very curious how these guys evolve and there’s no friggin’ reason for this band not to become successful internationally.
In the meantime, go see this band perform live, their energy is worth it!!