Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Josep Xortó - I Remember

Single review by kev@thesoundofconfusion.co.uk

Spain's been getting in on the act with the European electro-pop revolution that's gained momentum in recent years (think of it as like the Arab Spring, but instead of tyrants and dictatorships, the ousted object is cheesy europop and disco). A few years ago all we heard from Spain was whatever dross people brought back with them from their holidays and pushed up the charts. It might be Delorean who are leading the way and getting the plaudits but every so often we hear another gem coming our way from the Iberian peninsula. 'I Remember' will be the debut single for Barcelona-based producer Josep Xortó.

This would imply that Josep is a new kid on the block, but he's been involved in music for many years as members of bands and as a successful DJ with impressive support slots and residencies at home and in London amongst other things. Having not heard his previous work, we can't tell you if this debut solo outing is any kind of departure, but we can tell you that it's the kind of multi-purpose alt-pop that's seen a big rise in popularity of late. Whether for clubs, home listening, radio play or just about anything else except perhaps funerals, 'I Remember' will fit the bill, although it's alternative nature may stop it getting on the Radio 1 A-list. The great thing is that this song doesn't sound British, it sounds like it came from Spain, and this means that the ghosts of past sins may have finally been banished.

- I remember - Josep Xortó. from slurpTV on Vimeo.

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