London’s Jodie Abacus has an enviable singing voice—warm and rich, able to hit those high notes one moment and inject some grit into his delivery the next. So far, he’s been dealing in a modern funk sound, tracks like “Halfway to Mexico,” “Hot Kitchen,” and “Space Buffalo,” marry basslines that Thundercat would be proud of with bursts of jagged synths and the occasional psychedelic flourish.
Jodie’s latest move, getting long-time house hero (and A-Trak’s collaborator in Duck Sauce) Armand Van Helden to remix “Hot Kitchen,” shows that his voice sounds just as good over dance music as funk. With the recent news that Jodie has been in the studio with Julio Bashmore, we might well hear more of a dance-oriented sound soon, but for the moment get your dancing shoes on and enjoy Armand Van Helden’s remix of “Hot Kitchen.”
Read our interview with Jodie Abacus here.