Clover Ray's vocals bring her rich London/Caribbean history and worldly experience to life. A confessed 80s child, her love of Reggae and Lovers Rock makes her writing and performance stick out a mile compared to the homogenised "sample-pack" vocals that litter dance music today. Her collaboration with Sam Dexter and Mallin ("Thick Of It") is one of the stand-out Deep House jams of 2022. Here she joins Mallin again for "I Belong Here", a slow-burning groove with the thoughts of an outsider on the dancefloor. It reminds us of the spoken-word classic "Mushrooms" by Marshall Jefferson / Noosa Heads. A low-slung anthem in waiting.
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