Paul White – Shaker Notes

Some of the producer’s most direct, inviting music to date...

A continual presence in hip-hop’s leftfield, Paul White’s journey to prominence has been accompanied by some of the producer’s most direct, inviting music to date.

Now working with R&S Records, ‘Shaker Notes’ finds White once more taking risks.

Placing his voice to the fore, ‘Honey Cats’ has a bluesy tone while ‘Fighting To Dance’ boasts a North African feel. ‘Wait & See’ opens with dubbed-out textures, before ‘Sitting In Circles’ adds some deep-fried psychedelic funk.

Marrying a bewildering array of influences, ‘Shaker Notes’ presents a probing, unified voice on what could well be White’s finest album to date.

8/10

Words: Robin Murray

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