Infinity Ink feat. Yasmin – ‘Rushing Back’
Perusing through our recent bop choices, you’d be forgiven for thinking we’d fully pivoted into the kind of people who look down on anything without a guitar or a 6 Music badge of honour with nothing but sheer disdain – and, given how this week has seen my bank balance come crashing down through snagging tickets for Foals and Bloc Party gigs like it’s 2010 and pre-ordering (!) physical music (!) from an indie shop (!) in Brighton (!), perhaps that is indeed the case.
But just because a few folks are axe-wielding their ways well and truly into our hearts at the moment, it doesn’t mean that’s all there is to find love for in the world, as this latest obsession of ours demonstrates. Though I’ll readily admit to having never heard of Infinity Ink until this morning, they’re pretty much house music royalty – Ali Love and Luca Cazal make up one half of the Hot Natured supergroup with Jamie Jones and Lee Foss, and there’s a good chance you’ll at the very least be familiar with Love’s voice from collaborations with Justice (‘Civilization’) and The Chemical Brothers (‘Do It Again’).
After going quite quiet since 2017’s ‘Alienation’, the new year is bringing promises of a full-on album from the pair – or, in their blurb’s most eloquent parlance, “a long-player worthy of their unified ideologies and life experience” – so consider yourself all caught up just in time to relish ‘Rushing Back’. The result is a gorgeous blob of deep house grooves with Yasmin of 2011 fame on vocal duty, and it’s almost infuriatingly silky right through from the opening synth bloops to a bevy of soft string dashes that layer in over its four minutes.