RELEASED 14TH AUGUST 2015, PMR RECORDS
Dornik’s unashamedly retro soul, funk and boogie flavours (with a contemporary topping) are at the fore on the MJ sounding Drive. Signed to PMR, home to Jessie Ware, Disclosure and more, there’s a similar chrome fender sparkle and shine on the production that exudes the current Brit Pop Dance sound. Layered vocals, a Nile Rodgers style rhythm guitar, and crisp beats roll smoothly.
The sleeve work is glossy, downtown 80’s Miami. All bold colours, Art Deco and whitewashed walls. The video…is not! Dornik’s sound does have a dash of urban, but overall he’s definitely more urbane. The man himself is slicker than a lumbersexual’s quiff, as he sings, writes, produces and plays. We might have ourselves a new Prince.
If it was a journey, it would be a top down, cruising at sunrise, with yo baby’s head resting on your shoulder as you glide on an open road. As this is London and not California in the inside though, the journey will hopefully be soothing you as sit motionless on the A406, as you queue to get into Ikea to buy BBQ shizz, for the hastily convened gathering you’ve organised coz it’s not raining.