14th – Take Me There

Improbably, 14th take their name from the lyrics to OutKast’s 2003 track ‘Happy Valentine’s Day’. On said track, Andre 3000 (where are you now, Andre?) purrs seductively that ‘every day the 14th’, a romantic sentiment which clearly inspired the Brighton duo.

However, their lineage is singularly British. While many artists recently have played with and referenced elements of 1990s garage, none have captured its essence as boldly as 14th have with their new single, ‘Take Me There’. There are few things more uplifting, in our humble opinion, than a big garage drop – and we are fairly smitten with the chiming chord progressions and shuffling snares which echo all around this tune. Add to the mix Tracy Duodo’s Winehouse-esque vocals, a sense of dark yearning, and a faintly disturbing video, and you’ve got a heady mix. Every day the 14th? Sounds OK to us.

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