'Meet Me On The Corner' is taken from the album Orange Whip which was BBC 6 Music’s Album of The Day on its release. It follows previous singles ‘Whatever You Do’ and ‘Sinner’, supported by Craig Charles, Tom Ravenscroft and Huey Morgan. The song showcases Honeyfeet at their funkiest. A pounding beat beefed up by bass, guitar and brass, propels forward while Ríoghnach Connolly (pronounced Rainer) sings lyrics that could be straight out of the playground, but suggest something a little deeper.
Remixes on this more foot friendly single come courtesy of homegrown legends of funky house music, Crazy P with both vocal and dub versions. Turning Honeyfeet’s latest opus into a straight up soulful disco monster by Hot Toddy and Ron Basejam, with Rioghnach’s rasping vocals playfully meandering over crisp beats and trademark live bass. Much hyped Russian production don I Gemin delivers his take still aimed at the dance floor, but a deeper house affair based around jazzy keys and chopped up vocals that take the song into more sonorous territories.
For the last couple of years Honeyfeet (whose name comes from a line in the Blues Brothers film) have been a conduit for the ideas and expressions of an exotic mixture of Manchester based musicians. This genre-defying band incorporate styles including jazz, folk and hip hop into their music.
EARLIEST MUSICAL INFLUENCES:
RB: Back To The Future & Point Of Ayr Colliery brass band.
THE IDEAL SETTING TO LISTEN TO THIS:
RB: Sitting in a bath full of cold beans with the lights off whilst necking a pint of espresso martini.
FILE IT NEXT TO:
RB: Mid-tempo stompers.