Doug Shorts - "Casual Encounter" b/w "Keep Your Head Up" (Daptone Records)
Add Date: 12/11/2018
Formats: College, Modern Rock Specialty, & Triple A
Artist Info: Direct from Chicago, Daptone Records is delighted to introduce the newest member to our celestial stable of stars, Mr. Master Plan Inc. himself: Doug Shorts. After cutting a series of now classic sides with Cherries Records, Doug came to NYC to work on some new recordings with the crack Production Team Silver and Gold: Frank Dukes (Kendrick Lamar, Bad Bad Not Good) & Homer “Boom Boom” Steinweiss (Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Menahan Street Band). Luckily for us two of the tracks made it over to Daptone HQ, which is what we humbly offer up to you…The Daptone Family!
Side A: “Casual Encounter,” is a modern soul mover with an insistent beat, accompanied by tasteful drum machine fills and hook-laden synth lines—the tune makes you feel as though you’re on the way to the beach in your folks’ 1982 Buick Riviera convertible. On the flip side is “Keep Your Head Up,” a mid-tempo ballad whose bounce and melody lands somewhere between a Rick James production and Frankie Beverly’s Maze, is a surefire spark to get the one you love out on the dance floor. It’s simply 100% PURE CLASS.