“Spinning all around I don’t know what I swallowed / Something’s kicking in I don’t know where I’m going.”
Returning to Phantasy for a triumphant fourth single, ahead of a debut album to be released later in 2023, Josh Caffé dons ‘Meine Lederjeans’ for a gloriously tight squeeze of electro-funk, accompanied by an unapologetically gritty, stroboscopic remix from Caffé’s frequent collaborators, Paranoid London. Out now on streaming platforms and 12" vinyl.
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Dialing the tempo down from the frenetic club play of previous releases ‘According To Jacqueline’ and ‘Do You Want To Take Me Home?’, ‘Meine Lederjeans’ finds the British-Ugandan DJ and performer melting into a hedonistic slow jam of Prince-indebted grooves driven by drum machines oozing Chicago spirit with additional playing from Alex White of cult groups Fat White Family and Saint Leonard. Celebrating and subverting queer tropes in double measures, ‘Meine Lederjeans’ is an exquisite blend of soul and sexuality.
Paranoid London, the duo of Gerardo Delgagdo and Quinn Whalley (Caffé’s principal studio partner, and producer of ‘Meine Lederjeans’) deliver a characteristically merciless remix of Caffé’s original, looping their vocalist into an acid-soaked stupor. Throbbing, insistent, maximal yet minimal, this is PL in particularly raw form.