Tuesday 10 January 2012

Yasmin ft Shy FX & Ms Dynamite - Light Up (The World)

Tongues away lads.  Yasmin may be one of the hottest new talents around, but does her music match her looks?

Yes and no.

Yasmin began DJing at a young age, though her breakthrough was featuring on Devlin's Runaway in 2010.  Since then, she's released two singles: her debut On My Own (also produced by Shy FX) and Finish Line (produced by Labrinth).  For her latest, she's teamed up with Ms Dynamite and her input on this record is strong.  There's a clear garage and reggae influence, with drums and sub-bass that's part jungle, part dubstep.  The production therefore fuses the old and the new, with Yasmin's vocal providing the catchy chorus hook against the carnival atmosphere.  It's a track that will easily light up dancefloors.

The trouble is that this sounds more Ms Dynamite than Yasmin, her pretty, delicate voice failing to stand up to the backing provided by her collaborators.  It's a record with a personality crisis - three artists and little cohesion.  Yasmin really should take her own advice from her debut - ditch the others and go it alone.


Listen: Light Up (The World) is released on 15th January.