Review: A hipster hero hailing from Vancouver, it was perhaps unsurprising that he and a label like Kitsune would eventually collide. And you know what? It is has resulted in a meeting of minds. Displaying more of a 90s retro vibe than the elctroclashy 80s vibes of yore, this debut album, Hold On Let Go, is bright, positive and refreshingly quirky record in a vintage 90s kinda way. Highlights of the 13 tracks here include the warm and gloopy neo-soul of "Oh No" that shows Jesse Ware how its done, the fizzy abstract 'H(ouse)n' B' of "Mar Vista and the haunted 3am synth soul of "Hollywood'.
Review: The Parental Guidance CD stickers from the 90s were always destined for ironic mockery in the future. Here fashion/music label Kitsune have spoofed the iconic logo for their latest compilation. There's no censoring the fun here though with 16 underground cuts that stylistically mark a change towards RnB, hip-hop and soulful sounds. Highlights include the daft R.Kelly-isms of "Adrian LL" by Manast LL, the warped US mall-pop of "Paradise" by Les Gordon, the jazzy funk-meets-new-wave of "Myenemy" by Parcels and the quirky Vicky Pollard Euro trance mash-up "Too Much Fun" by Girli. Fresh!