Sunday, 29 January 2012

Jess Mills - Pixelated People



Katy B has a lot to answer for.  Though I'm not personally a fan, her album 'On A Mission' has set in motion a mainstream fashion for pop-dubstep-garage tracks.  Jess Mills is the latest to jump on the bandwagon.

To call her a Katy B copycat wouldn't be unfair.  Both girls are adequate vocalists lucky enough to work with some UK electro producers in order to catapult them towards success.  Mills is the daughter of a Labour MP, mates with Ms Dynamite and has worked predominantly with dubstep producer Breakage.  Her latest single is Pixelated People, released in anticipation for a full album later this year.

Humming sub-bass and heavily processed drums make up the production, in conjunction with Mills's breathy, ordinary vocal sung to a monotone melody.  There's nothing wrong with it - it's chart friendly and harmless enough, yet it's equally uninspiring.  She may be attractive, but it's a shame her music isn't.

2/5

Listen: Pixelated People is available now, with an album to follow later in the year.

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