It seems Full Crate is taking his cues from the thermometer these days. As temps continue to rise, the Dutch producer is intent on delivering some heat of his own this summer. He led with the tongue-in-cheek coquetry of "Fun Girls" (featuring Saidah Conrad) followed by a titillating remix of "SexyBack" (featuring Melissa Kanza). For his latest track, however, he transports us just shy of the equator with a balmy serenade called "Island Girl."
With this being an ode to the ladies, FC opts for a male lead this time around, enlisting the smooth vocals of London-based singer Bluey Robinson. The electro-R&B production is an undeniable summer groove with electronic keys, fuzzy chords, synth effects, programmed drums and well-placed use of vocoder. But it's the sway of the underlying dancehall riddim accented by Mr. Robinson's sensual whisper ("Baby, I go insane with every touch") that prove to be a tempting combination begging for multiple listens.
Get acquainted with their "Island Girl" below, currently available for purchase via iTunes. You might want to follow Full Crate on Twitter and Instagram, because we have a feeling he's got some more summer jams waiting in the wings. He's also working on another Mar collabo, so you know we'll be all over that one once it drops.
As for Bluey Robinson, he recently took to the studio in a display of solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter movement, delivering a powerful track called "Shoot To Kill" which includes snippets of Malcolm X's "Democracy is Hypocrisy" speech. You can hear the full track below, keep up with Bluey via Twitter and purchase his current mixtape The Red Room via his website.