That Blew My Mind is the final single to be taken from the forthcoming Westbound EP by accomplished multi-instrumentalist and producer Alexander IV, otherwise known as Joris Feiertag. This latest sobriquet has allowed the Dutch beat-maker to move away from his more club focused offerings, to explore his hip hop, soul and jazz roots.
On this concluding single, we can add reggae to this list of influences too as That Blew My Mind kicks off in sprightly mode with a skanking beat making way for a weighty bassline and assuring vocal samples. Add to that dubbed out horn lines and you’ve got a rocksteady offering that’ll see you into springtime quite nicely and get you pondering warmer and brighter days to come.
Alexander IV’s music fuses organic and electronic elements with ease, which isn’t surprising given the artist’s experience not only as a consummate dance music maker, but also as drummer of choice for Dutch superstars Kraak & Smaak. Add to that an extended family of gifted musicians, and you’ve got something brand new yet retro; uncomplicated yet masterful.