Poker Flat Recordings continue their exceptional and prolific reputation with another collaboration between label boss Steve Bug and Cle. What makes this particularly mouthwatering is the addition of the legend that is Robert Owens, bringing his instantly recognizable, deeply soulful voice to the lead track.
Listen 'Not in Vain' :
Stretching out over 8 luscious minutes, Owens delivers a classic, inspirational vocal over the slick, deep production. A shuffling beat, simple bassline and classic chord stabs make up the main elements, but the magic seems to be in the spaces created, instantly transporting you to that late night club vibe…
…while the Dub Mix provides another take, stripping away most of the vocals and using the rest sparingly to create a deeply affecting cut.