Rinse's decision to fuse Katy B's vocals with Mosca's 'Bax', one of 2011's stand out tracks, may have raised more than a few eyebrows but the forthcoming release of 'What You Came For' is certainly an interesting prospect. It would seem that Bax was seen as too good an opportunity to miss out on, particularly given Katy B's uncanny ability to give bass lines an extra dimension, and the results are reminiscent of some of her earliest cuts with Geeneus on the Buttons; 'As I Do' and 'Good Life' both spring to mind.
Despite the nostalgia, at the business end of proceedings, 'What You Came For' is a no brainer. The instrumental still sounds as fresh as it did last summer and Katy B's vocals are typically polished and the hook is, as with numerous tracks on her debut LP, remarkably catchy. Viable to the mainstream but still keen (and able) to retain that edge, that underground swagger that underpins Rinse's very existence, 'What You Came For' has the potential to be a top seller. It may not be cutting edge but it certainly does make sense.
'What You Came For' is set to be released on October 22nd via Rinse Recordings.