27 November, 2012
We're not sure who State of Affection are, but they're clearly students of Italo, freestyle and boogie-influenced '80s pop. "I Wish That" features many stylistic hallmarks of the period - Latin Rascals/Shep Pettibone style vocal cut-ups, stuttering, stop-start edits, bold synthesizer melodies, even a dash of scratching - underpinning a strong vocal from Laura Cyganik. There's even a wonderfully silly, eyes-closed, cock rockin' guitar solo. The two versions - full-length Original and Radio Edit - are pretty similar, and it's a pity that they've not included a freestyle style Dub, which would have lifted the release further. That said, as exercises in freestyle/'80s pop love goes, I Wish That is spot on.
DJ-friendly full length tracks