In anticipation of Bosq’s second full-length album, Bad For Me paves the way for more of his signature dancefloor goodness that he’s been steadily cultivating from his work with Whiskey Barons to his full-length album debut Bosq Y Orquesta De Madera. This time around Nicole Willis lends her talents to the tune, revisiting her dance and house roots where she made a name for herself in the ’90s. Bosq originally reached out to Nicole to do a slow burning soul track he’d been working on, but after listening to his album she was set on doing a dance record. The result is the most straight up heavy dance floor disco in the Bosq catalog thus far. The track is dense with that afro-latin-disco percussion you would expect, bubbling with thick funky bass lines, rhythm guitar from disco Tom Noble himself, and a wide open piano driving it all. Nicole’s perfectly nonchalant vocals sit just right in the groove effortlessly tying the track together and repeating the phrase we’ve all uttered at least a few times. The late night dub version expands on the deep chorus groove and allows each piece of the track to really stretch out, highlighted by a killer solo from Boston’s piano wizard Yuki Kanesaka. In keeping with Bosq’s hometown crew love theme, he enlists the Soul Clap production duo to have their way with a remix that packs a punch with it’s pulsating drums and expertly placed synths complementing the vocals, percussion, hand claps, and keys from the original tune.
Ubiquity Records, 2015