<Electro swing/pop/dance> Whether GoodLuck like it or not, there will always be comparisons made between themselves and Goldfish. Aside from the obvious – Ben from GoodLuck is Dom from Goldfish’s younger brother – both artists produce a mix of jazzy melodies over a dance beat. So let’s assume then that they at least were hugely influenced by Goldfish’s success and so decided to try their, ahem, luck at something similar, hence GoodLuck. Musically I’d even categorise this album in the same vein but happily it does come with its own uniqueness and individuality and therein lays its charm. The album kicks off with the very cute and loveable Hop On Hop Off – a slinky electro swing bopper scheduled to be their second radio single. Their first single – Taking It Easy – has genuine pop appeal with a really good vocal delivery from Capetonian singer Mathew Moolman and Harlem features vocalist Lisa Kekuala who sang on the Basement Jaxx cut, Good Luck. All in all it’s a worthy debut album and suggests a lot of promise for the future. As an added value the album also includes a remix disc featuring the likes of Lissat & Voltaxx, Wez Clarke and Miami inc amongst others.
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