Hollie Cook and Prince Fatty, Prince Fatty and Hollie Cook. The daughter of a punk rocker and an analogue manic, a vintage fanatic and the voice of an angel.
These two have a new album together – Twice. It was supposed to be released in June, but for some reason Mr. Bongo decided to drop it earlier than expected. And what a great surprise. What an exquisite gift to me or any music aficionado for that matter.
On Twice Prince Fatty and Hollie Cook take a partly different path where they explore a hybrid of vintage reggae and gritty disco with grand strings arrangements, pulsating percussion and Giorgio Moroder-styled pop.
It’s damn infectious and at times almost angelic in its moods. Hollie Cook’s singing is as usual ethereal and works very well with the lush strings.
Nine tracks and over 40 minutes of lasting discofied reggae in its greatest form. Free your mind, take of your shoes and hang on, this is a rollercoaster into dreamy territory.
Acclaimed UK singer Hollie Cook drops her second album Twice on June 10, it’s the follow-up to her widely celebrated debut album released in 2011. Her debut album was in 2012 followed by its dub counterpart where ingenious producer and mixing engineer Prince Fatty twisted and turned the knobs.
On Twice Prince Fatty and Hollie Cook team up once again. And together they create reggae with grand strings arrangements, Brazilian percussion, dark disco and pop a ’la German/Italian super producer Giorgio Moroder. The pair has also invited Dennis Bovell, Omar, George Dekker and Winston Francis.
The album will be available in various formats including LP, a collection of 7” singles, cassette, USB stick and a number of special additions.