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Feeling retrospective, creator Mitch Laddie looked to his past to frame his future, heading back to classic records from the 70s and 80s to produce electronic record Wave Of Illusion. Through his nine songs, influence from Prince and Stevie Wonder fuses with contemporary artists such as Frank Ocean and Dabeull. As he was born into the blues/rock scene, this was a bold move for Laddie. He reveals: “What came out was something bigger than I ever could have hoped for, and this is a project I can say I’m truly proud of. It’s me. It’s an album that flirts with sexuality and morality, as well as accepting that life’s too short.”

It was paramount that Wave Of Illusion exuded an atmosphere of going out, dancing and having a blast. In Dig A Little Deeper you hear French Touch and Janet Jackson style, with a powerful guitar solo which surprises near the end. A fuller bassline plays out in Real Thing, and stripped back Musk is a steady piece of funk. Dirty Kink has an edgier attitude than the rest, but like all of the tracks, is not overly political, which was always Mitch’s intention: “The album is about coming together to be better, to live and feel. Not just for ourselves but for us as a collective. Facing issues and growing – together.”

Mitch Laddie releases Wave Of Illusion on 24th September

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