The Original Playboy ‎– Playboys / Come To Me / Cool Summer Breeze

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Playboys 6:05
Come To Me 5:26
Cool Summer Breeze 5:39

Versions (3)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RS 95080 The Original Playboy Playboys / Come To Me / Cool Summer Breeze(12") R & S Records RS 95080 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
RS 95080 The Original Playboy Playboys(12", Promo, W/Lbl) R & S Records RS 95080 Belgium 1995 Sell This Version
RS 95080 CD The Original Playboy Playboys(CD, Single) R & S Records RS 95080 CD Belgium 1995 Sell This Version

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scoundrel

scoundrel

January 14, 2013
referencing Playboys, CD, Single, RS 95080 CD

This Alex Reece collaboration bears all his hallmarks: jazzy breaks and smooth production. The title track, "Playboys," has a bass that won't quit alongside an almost dreamy melody. "Come to Me" is more sonically dense with a modal melody to for variation, but you can hear the synth pad he'll use later to great effect on "Jazz Master." But "Cool Summer Breeze" gets back to the smoothness, a bass-driven piece. Too bad this was the only EP to appear from these guys; this brief glimpse shows they could have played much longer.
chadallen

chadallen

September 12, 2007
referencing Playboys / Come To Me / Cool Summer Breeze, 12", RS 95080
This is probably my favourite Alex Reece record, forget Pulp Fiction, this 12" was made at a time when drum and bass was really cutting edge, there were no rules, and originality was key!

"Playboys" mixes Rhodes (allbeit, ahem, borrowed from Bill Withers), Flutes, and Alex Reece's classic conga arrangements with a stomping break and an abstract, jazzy bassline, to give a distinctive, sophisticated and sexy vibe.

"Come To Me" seems to be a bit of a jokey/filler track, but this is more than made up for by the gorgeous affair which is "Cool Summer Breeze"; a vivid mashup of flute, sax, twirling melodies, sexy vocal snippets, and congas, complimented by a precisely-edited, rolling breakbeat.