Recreations (Sam Duckworth, formerly Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly.) has signed with Xtra Mile Recordings and released his first full length album Baby Boomers 2 at the end of April.
The album is a self-produced collection full of wide-eyed, big-dreaming, conscientious pop songs, but delivered with looser funk, crisper electronics and notably less tubs to thump on. In more ways than one, it sees Duckworth get his groove back. Recreations may be a new moniker, but his work ethic and refusal to stick to a template is not just familiar but oh-so welcome.
After a few years of experimenting, releasing tracks with Shy Fx, Baba Maal and a variety of work with Dutch house legends Kraak & Smaak (including topping the German club charts) Sam has settled on a sound. Falling half way between Get Cape… and his experiments, Recreations is the product of two years of investigation.
In his own words Recreations is “more heart on sleeve, bolder, more direct, and a little bit more emo.”
You can judge for yourselves when Sam rocks up at Hebden Bridge Trades Club on May 12.