Letherette - Last Night On The Planet (LP - 180 Gram Yellow Vinyl)
Letherette will release their second album for Ninja Tune Last Night On The Planet on 25th November 2016. Ten tracks deep and running the gamut from hip-hop (featuring raps from Rejjie Snow and Stones Throws Pyramid Vritra), to straight-up four-to-the- floor house trax, uptempo 80s R&B-inspired dancefloor heaters, and deeper, introspective downtempo moments (blessed by Jed & Lucia of Ubiquity Records).
New album Last Night On The Planet feels more instant and direct than their self-titled debut but the duos signature warmth and distinctive swing is present and correct. Opener Momma featuring Irish rapper (transplanted to Los Angeles) Rejjie Snow is a classic throwback rap jam, recalling Pete Rock at his finest: unfussy, direct and utterly irresistible. Its up there with the fastest tracks Ive ever written, says Andy. I made it the day before I was in the studio with Rejjie and knew hed like it.
Elsewhere, first single Shanel (downsampled and processed through an old rack sampler for that CRUNCH) nods to Andy and Richs love of 80s R&B productions by the late great Kashif (RIP), Rene & Angela and Glenn Jones; Rich & Dan harks back to timeless early ette chops; widescreen epic Rubu utilises minutely detailed sample reconstruction techniques and subtly nods to footwork and rave euphoria; and uptempo heaters Frugaloo and Dog Brush were the joyful product of late night one-take jam sessions: Me and Rich listened to Dog Brush about 40 times on repeat after we made it it always feels more instant and natural when tracks come together quickly.