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ARTIST
TITLE
Working in the Factory/Party People
FORMAT
12"

LABEL
CATALOG #
VFORM 036EP VFORM 036EP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
12/13/2004

"His first UK release, 'Working In The Factory' is a compelling introduction to the man, with a typically mordant, sinuously articulated lyric that ponders rose-colored nostalgia -- a time when 'life was in black and white and people knew wrong from right... If your country went to war you'd sign up in a minute...'. Underpinned by a languid, hypnotic backbeat, glistening electric pianos and an almost New Order-like bass line, 'Working In The Factory' is a mellow, reflective gem with burning righteousness in its soul. Imagine a more intense De La Soul, or a Pacific coast The Streets and you're getting close, though you just need to open your ears to realize that McEnroe's deal is a unique and undeniable thing -- not just the sum of tasteful influences. A 12" only release (though the lead track it's set to appear on McEnroe's forthcoming Five Years In The Factory album), the single is backed with an instrumental 'Working In The Factory', plus two versions of the wry-but-slammin', double bass propelled 'Party People' -- the vocal version features a fresh, tongue-twisting delivery, while the instrumental explores hitherto uncharted dub/jazz/groove vistas."