Thursday, 6 May 2010

2004 3 Of A Kind: Baby Cakes

Another one off number one from a UK garage act, and like previous examples that made it this, far 'Baby Cakes' is far removed from the jarring skitter of the undiluted genre; this is garage with its teeth filed down until it's more puppy lick than a dog bite. Aggression free, a rolling rhythm dipped in the honey of a nursery rhyme and relentless, almost ambient piano motif render 'Baby Cakes' both playful and comforting in a De La Soul of garage kind of way, though its 'raindrops on roses' ambience may be more suited to the school disco than hardcore club. Maybe that's why its surprisingly risqué promotional video catches my eye more than the song catches my ear. Plus ça change etc.


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