Houston born genre-swerving soul man Seven Davis Jr is a firm fave of ours here at THUMP when the heartbeat thud of 4/4 gets a little too much. The end of the month sees the producer and songwriter team up with Ninja Tune — who released this year's wonderful Wild Hearts single — for a brand new full length LP, Universes. Joining the dots between Moodymann, Burt Bacharach, Derrick Carter and Michael Jackson, it's stuffed with summer jams and introspective soulections. The Julio Bashmore featuring "Good Vibes" is already out in the wild, so you're probably as excited about the record as we are.
"Be a Man", which features sun worshipping London producer Flako, is a perfect late Sunday afternoon BBQ sizzler that hums and buzzes with a feel good highlife attitude. Stream it exclusively here on THUMP below.
Universes is released by Ninja Tune on July 24. Pre-order here.