The Little Ginger Club Kid

The Little Ginger Club Kid

by Tim Deluxe


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Well preceded by a pair of killer singles ("It Just Won't Do" and "Less Talk More Action!"), The Little Ginger Club Kid aims to be an audacious debut full-length for Tim Deluxe. And indeed this colorful release by Darren Emerson's generally on-point Underwater Records label largely hits the mark, bundling those killer singles with nine similarly fun-spirited tracks that should delight anyone who'd already taken note of this talented Brit and his exuberant style of vocal-driven house music. If you're not one of those people who'd already taken note of Deluxe when "It Just Won't Do" and "Less Talk More Action!" were burning up dancefloors from London to Ibiza during 2002-2003, it's helpful to think of Basement Jaxx, who not only share a similar style of music-making but also embarked on a similar career path -- brewing interest with a few club anthems before leaping out of the gate with an endlessly pleasing debut album of flavorful house tracks, each with a unique edge to it, many of them vocally highlighted. Granted, Deluxe is no Basement Jaxx (few are), and The Little Ginger Club Kid is no Remedy (again, few are), but still, the music here transcends the traditional boundaries of house. It does so not by being particularly experimental or forward-thinking; in fact, these tracks are quite the opposite -- they're simple and fetching all at once, without ever once rolling the dice or pushing the envelope. Deluxe has a very keen sense of style, for sure, and melds that sense into every track here, giving each its own character and its own appeal. Above all, he leans heavily toward Latin inflections (but not outright Latin motifs per se) and also his charismatic stable of vocalists (Sam Obernik, Terra Deva, Ben Onono, all of whom make multiple appearances here), and he never drifts too far from good old-fashioned pop-song structure, making these tracks undoubtedly dancefloor-ready yet sufficiently palatable to even the most casual dance-music listeners. Audacious debut albums this on-the-mark don't come around too often, much to Deluxe's deserved credit.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/01/2013
Label: Imports
UPC: 5037454761336
catalogNumber: 1065588
Rank: 195495

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tim Deluxe   Primary Artist,scratching,Keyboards,Fills,Sample Voices
Robert Smissen   Strings
Cathy Thompson   Strings
Steve Burton   Keyboards
Philippa Ibbotson   Strings
Thomas Dyani   Percussion,Vocals
Andrew Parker   Strings
Jamie Anderson   Horn,Saxophone
Terra Deva   Vocals
Rebecca Hirsch   Strings
Shahin Bada   Vocals
Fraser T. Smith   Guitar
Sam Obernik   Vocals
Ben Onono   Keyboards,Vocals
Barnaby Dickinson   Horn
Simon Finch   Horn
Thomas Gray   Vocals
Bugsta   Vocals
Leroy Cobham   Bass Guitar
Shahin Badar   Vocals
Thomas Bowes   Strings
David Woodcock   Strings
Gabrielle Lester   Strings

Technical Credits

Tim Deluxe   Composer,Producer
Terra Deva   Composer
Sam Obernik   Composer
Ben Onono   Composer,Producer
Little Ginger Club Kid   Producer
Shahin Badar   Composer

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