Klein Zage, "Absolutely" (Orphan.)
Klein Zage (aka Sage Redman), half of Seattle club-music catalysts Orphan Radio (an internet station and record label she runs with husband Joe Gillick), has a new EP coming out titled Womanhood, a pro-feminist, six-track collection to which you can optimize your sensuality and work out your slickest dance moves. (The record includes remixes by DJ Python, Ariel Zetina, and Local Artist. Check out some snippets here.)
I first heard "Absolutely" on KEXP during the wee hours last week, and it instantly riveted me. (Shout out to DJ Sean and my insomnia.) What grabbed me was the chunky, funky rhythm in which the beats seem to be getting sucked into a black hole. Add a bulbous yet lithe bass line, those warped, Chinese-music tintinnabulations familiar from the sinogrime subgenre and Redman's wry, Marie Davidson-like intonations you have a compulsive, propulsive, UK garage floor-filler. Redman told djmag.com that "Absolutely" represents “A sure but sly advocacy for female orgasm”; only a dead-assed fool would resist it.