Jeremih – he of 2009’s randy chart-botherer ‘Birthday Sex’ – has been given the once over by West Coast beatsmith Shlohmo.
Certain quarters of the net have been lobbying hard for Late Nights With Jeremih, the recent mixtape from the Chicago crooner. It’s undoubtedly one of the stronger R&B records of the year: a slick, kooky collection of psychedelic soul, it’s consistently interesting, if not always totally convincing.
Spooky slow jam ‘Fuck You All The Time’ showed Jeremih biting The Weeknd’s schtick, although there was a playfulness at work that kept things from becoming too dark. Shlohmo adds a malevolent streak to ‘Fuck U All The Time’, reimagining Jeremih’s flirty glances as dead-eyed gazes. As with his recent Flume remix, heavy-browed synths and cathedral reverb are the order of the day. [via Hypetrak]