It’s not every day you receive a single that teams a modern day dance producer, Broadcaster with a living American folk icon, Peggy Seeger and yet First Time Ever does just that and is actually the first taster of a forthcoming album, Folksploitation, between the two artists. And if the collaboration wasn’t intriguing enough the original track, First Time Ever was originally written by Ewan MacColl for the twenty something year old Peggy in the early days of their courtship.
Broadcaster actually has something of a history for mixing, matching and splicing styles as previously the producer took legendary 1960s BBC Radio Ballads and gave them a radical makeover on his critically acclaimed, Primary Transmission album.
First Time Ever could well repeat the success of Broadcaster’s previous release, the single is a stunning mixture of groove-laden laid-back dub, dance friendly beats and Peggy’s stunning heart tugging vocal, creating a completely fresh take on folktronica. The single is quite simply sensational, giving a traditional folk classic a wonderful contemporary feel straddling both music genre and time lines.
If the groundbreaking single is anything to go on, the forthcoming full length release could become something of a cult classic appealing to both dance and traditional roots fans alike.
Rhythm & Booze Rating 9
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