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Kele Okereke – Heartbreaker EP

Back in 2007, a 15-year-old me went down to HMV to buy Bloc Party’s second album, ’A Weekend in the City’. It’s a weird thought now to think that I actually spent money on buying a CD copy of an album by a band, and it would have been a weird thought then to think that former Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke would be putting out music like this by 2013.

This two-track EP, Okereke’s debut on Damian Lazarus’s consistently brilliant Crosstown Rebels, is a celebration of sparse deep house and classic gospel-style vocals. The slightly more upbeat title track just pips it for me over ‘God Has a Way’ but both will be worth your money when the EP drops on 25th November (vinyl) and 9th December (Beatport).