Originally from New Zealand, now based in Amsterdam, Sacha Vee is a prodigiously talented singer songwriter who is perfecting an infused style of ‘Future Soul’. Named “Best Jazz Vocalist” by the New Zealand National Jazz & Blues Festival at the early age of 16, Sacha has gone on to headline festivals and collaborate on Platinum records all over the world. A first glimpse of her ‘Rising One’ EP coming soon on BBE, ‘Hey Sugar’ is a sultry taste of seductive soul, perfectly showcasing Sacha’s superb voice, which sits somewhere between Erykah Badu and Joss Stone with a little extra smokiness thrown in for good measure.
First up on remix duty is Dutchman I.N.T. (Stones Throw, Brownswood) who delivers a light and languid jazzy broken beat version, reminiscent of early Atjazz. BBE regular Mr Bird is next up with a garage infused version, making the most of the gorgeous vocal over shuffling beats and heavy baselines. One half of ‘Mega Jawns’ and owner of Colour and Pitch, Sumsuch steers the track right into club territory 4×4 with a hypnotic Deep House version, already making some serious waves on the underground scene. Following his recent BBE debut as the producer behind Finnish duo Humus, Akanuke’s take on the track is really unique, with wrong-footing, bash drums and a guitar riff worthy of Hendrix. Closing out the package is another member of the BBE faithful, Bagar aka Tricky D. Dubby electronica with percussion so laid-back it’s almost horizontal; fans of Nightmares On Wax will surely find this a real ‘Smokers Delight’ (just make sure you’ve got plenty of snacks handy).
An artist to look out for, both as a performer and a writer, we hope you enjoy this sweet taste of what’s to come from Sacha Vee as much as we did.