Tuesday 20th May, 2014
“Your Love Weighs A Tonne”, one of the standout slices of blues and folk infused jazzy beauty from Nostalgia 77’s February LP ‘A Journey Too Far’, gains a much deserved single release, along with a killer remix by rising producer Ambassadeurs.
“Your Love Weighs A Tonne” brings the perfect combination of a warm, vintage sound with a freshness of melody and arrangement, all tied together by the effortless grace of Josa Peit’s vocals. Reflecting the emotional see-saw of a troubled relationship, the strident horn hook and loping, bluesy jazz lament of the main chorus and verse are suddenly lifted up on the breeze of a lightly skipping, folky break before stealing back in, in a hypnotically shifting pattern.
A deep, sub-bass-heavy remix comes from Ambassadeurs, the young Brighton based producer demonstrating the prodigious skills that have brought him to the attention of i-D, Resident Advisor, Clash, XLR8R, Mixmag, Gilles Peterson, and many more, and gained hundreds of thousands of YouTube hits. Adhering to the song structure while playfully transforming it, this re-rub finds murky bass interweaving with dreamlike interludes, shuddering synths and downright extravagant toms for a drop of retro-futurist, late night dancefloor drama.