Inaugurating the Earnest Endeavours imprint, B. Bravo cruises into earshot with some smooth sunkissed jams indebted to the legacy of great electro funk. "Kiss 'n' Tell" keeps the crafty edits coming but still manages to keep the groove steady, while the vocals politely embellish rather than dominating the beats. "Right On Time" is on a more restrained hip-hop groove but no less funky for it. "Substance" edges towards a purple dubstep flavour at times whilst retaining high levels of funk.
We've been steadily teased by Bastard Jazz with a slow flow of singles but the time has come to reveal B Bravo's whole debut album... And he hasn't disappointed. A supreme cosmic boogie experience throughout, Bravo flexes around the funk/house/hip-hop axis with sunshine synths, loose swinging drums, heavyweight talkbox action and oodles of funk and timely displays of sensitivity. Highlights that really showcase the soul spectrum B Bravo explores range from the Chromeo-style party jam "I'm For Real" to the horn-hazed tinkling "LA Nights" to the dreamy west coast house struts and wriggles of "Summer Love". Sure fire summer silver lining.