Monday, November 1, 2021

Chase Mo: Promo EP (HKA, 2003)

From South London, a further trio of Middle-Eastern descent who released their debut single “The Bumps” in 2003. It wasn’t until 2007 that they released their first full length debut album and by then, their sound had changed from the cheeky urban-pop of “The Bumps” to something a little more mature. Back in 2003, they worked with producers who had worked with top names such as Brand New Heavies, Brownstone and Mary J. Blige and laid down a handful of tracks for an album which seemingly never saw the light of day back then. I have no idea what happened but “The Bumps” was voted to be one of 1Xtra’s top 3 home-grown tracks for that year. It never made it onto their eventual album in 2007 but the B-Side “Fire” did. In my opinion though, the original version from 2003 was far superior. It worked much better as a slow song and the attempt at trying to make it into a Rich Harrison song didn’t really work for me. Vocally not strong but I like the tone of their voices nonetheless. Their voices remind me slightly of this release I posted back in 2015.  If you are interested in hearing their 2007 album "Shut The World Out", you can buy it on iTunes.  
The Bumps    3:53
The Bumps (Nasty)    3:23
Fire (Bonus Track)    4:20