Pick of the Week : Ultra Tone feat. Pixie Bennett – Shapeshifter
Vaal-based dance music super group, Ultra Tone, have recently teamed up the amazing singer/song writer and freestyle vocalist, Pixie Bennet, to bring us this scorcher of a house tune, courtesy UTR and Soul Candi Records. You may recognise the vocalist’s name from South African Idols Season 5, back in 2009, as she was a contestant then. If that doesn’t ring a bell, try listening to DJ Whisky’s 2012 club banger, “City Lights”. Yeap, that’s her on vocal duties!
So, you can imagine my surprise (and excitement) when I discovered that she had recently collaborated with my good buddies on a record. This, among other things, definitely speaks volumes about their talent and level of production. If you’re already familiar with Ultra Tone’s music you’d know that they normally lean towards soulful house music laced with that afrocentric feel to it. That’s not the case with this record though. See on this track, they took a completely different route, which worked quiet well because the instrumental blends really great with Pixie Bennet’s soft, yet, very powerful tone. She took this record on a whole new level with her smooth lyrics and hypnotic adlibs.
Job well done to the Ultra Tone fellas and Pixie Bennet!