Blacksmif aka Londonʼs kaleidoscopic Yemi Olagbaiye stepped from the shadows in 2012 with his enthralling original 12” ʻHoop Dreams / Microweightʼ, gathering heavyweight support along the way from, Laurent Garnier, Ben Westbeech aka Breach, South London Ordnance, Mary Anne Hobbs and Audiojack to name a few. Not to mention an increasingly busy calendar, which notably included performances at Glade, and Dimensions.
Returning for his second release on the grass roots inspired Blah Blah Blah Records, Blacksmif delivers his biggest release to date with two tracks of simmering beauty and dance floor elegance. Lorca completes the package with his characteristically smooth, and essential, dynamism.
Opening Track ʻ How The Fly Saved The Riverʼ shuffles into existence with a determined percussive energy that is punctuated by luxuriously smooth flecks of melody, all of which lure you towards the richly soulful main vocal and exhilarating breakdown. ʻKangʼs Odysseyʼ is a much more sensual affair, with its warm languid melody casually strolling towards a wistfully entwined vocal duet.
Audiojack – ” Loving the Lorca remix! Can we get a wav please?” (5/5)
Ben Pearce – “Amazing Sounds” (5/5)
Mary Anne Hobbs – “thank you” (4/5)
Deetron – “Really into what Lorca are doing at the moment, great remix.” (5/5)
Trevino aka Marcus Intalex – ” gonna play the lorca mix sounds nice to me “. (4/5)
Breach aka Ben Westbeech – ” Love this, gonna play this in Trouw tomorrow. Amazing!” (4/5)
J. Phlip (Dirtybird) – “This Lorca Remix is dope” (5/5)
Joe Muggs (Mixmag/ Wire/ FACT) – ” Top class as ever from the lad Yemi ” (4/5)