Voyeur – Blame It On The Youth

2012 has been an undeniably good year for Voyeur. With a rotation of tunes recieving Radio 1 airtime, appearances at our very own Flux events and a slot at the ‘Dimensions‘ festival debut, I think it is fair to say that they’ve been enjoying themselves.

For those not familiar with Voyeur, take a moment to listen to their impressive remixes of Santigold, Jonathan Meyer (Free Download) and the truly awesome rework of Bombay Bicycle Club.

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Voyeur are Leeds based duo Benson Herbert and Leo Pickins. With the latter attending Elliott School (an apparent breeding ground for creative modern electronic music, boasting the likes of the XX, Four Tet and Burial for alumni), their rise to prominence is perhaps inevitable. However, its still nothing short of remarkable how much they have achieved over just one short year.

Their debut EP was snapped up by Kerri Chandler for release on his fledgling sister label – Madtech, an experimental platform for new talent mentored and guided by Kerri himself.

Blame It On The Youth” is a masterclass in subtle, soulful House music. Slow yet never dull, the track combines glitch vocals and smooth keyboard melodies with syncopated snares and an understated, driving bass. At times echoey and enchanting and at others punchy and in the groove. The track’s success lies in its rich layering of sounds, effortlessly blending moments of tension with serenity, keeping the song both unpredictable and enticing. The result? An emotive and mesmerising six-minute listen, full of energy and character.

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On the flip is the single remix from the label owner and Deep-House legend himself. Adding his own subtle yet distinctive flavour, Chandler’s club mix retains the charisma and charm of the original, whilst upping the tempo and packing a little extra punch to cater to the party crowd. By no means is this Chandler’s finest work, however it’s still better than most and will no doubt help elevate Voyeur’s status as relevant and emerging talents on the House scene.

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As added flavouring to this already tasty package, Voyeur have up-tempo-ed and included “Get Up” – a pumped up piece of bouncing Tribal “bass” music.

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Overall, KCMTDL006 is a very big step in the right direction from exciting new prospects Voyeur, and with a little backing from one of the Godfathers of House music, they are surely worth keeping an eye on.

4/5


Blame It On The Youth” is out now exclusively on Beatport … it should be available everywhere from the 26th November