Para One - Passion

A comprehensive dance safari.
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On his latest record, Jean-Baptiste de Laubier, better known as Para One, wants to take you on a comprehensive dance safari. We go from bedroom to dance-floor, from head to feet, stopping off at house, electronica and 2-step along the way. What could be an unholy mess is held together by tight production, hypnotic grooves and some undeniably catchy tunes. Every sound on ‘Passion’ gives the impression it’s been fed through a range of digital filters, but that doesn’t get in the way of an addictive record. In a sane world, standout track, ‘Every Little Thing’, would be top of the charts all summer long.

8/10

Words by Joe Rivers

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