As of late it’s becoming apparent that Spaniard John Talabot‘s quality will probably never drop, as he’s just that consistent. House is taken to its highest levels when he’s at the helm. Recently he transformed Teengirl Fantasy’s “Cheaters” as a vocal refix on Hivern Discs’ latest release, remoulding it as a wonderful old school styled house track in which the beautifully soulful vocals that were in sparsely used in comparison on the original are taken by Talabot and adopted as the focal point of the track which in the process creates an anthemic atmosphere. By the end of it, you feel as though it sounds like that song you’ve heard at every memorable night you’ve been to.
This prolific streak continues onto his latest offering which is on London label Young Turks, which they have kindly enough put up as a preview before the full release drops on May 9th. The track in question “Families” features Glasser on the vocals, a pairing which when heard on this recall vibes reminiscent of acts such as Desire and ultimately beautifully crafted synth pop but with Talabot’s undeniable twist. He makes it bounce with colour and vibrancy that leaves you drifting all the while it builds to a sublime conclusion. With the standard set this high we do wonder what other treats lie in wait on the “Families” release.
It’s only fair we include a song that helped start our the love affair with Talabot so there is no other choice but go back a couple of years and pick out “Sunshine” and it still sounds as relevant and fresh as it did back then. The track itself is more of a deep and organic than the previous two mentioned, yet holds all the hallmarks of the talented Mr. Talabot with swirling sounds and tremendous depth. It’s easy to get lost when he decides to delve into the make-up of his music and stretch it as far as his imagination lets him, which seems to be very far indeed.
B1. Teengirl Fantasy – Cheaters (John Talabot’s Classic Vocal Refix) by Hivern Disc
JOHN TALABOT / Families (Ft Glasser) by Young Turks