House is at home with Bobby Browser, who is Still Browsing after 2012’s Just Browsing EP, but these four tracks feel like he’s finally splurged on the pleasure-purchase.
Never afraid to fuse sad Soul II Soul-isms with flute-floozy Milan model-walk wonders, or blue lipstick, platform dance with classic groove-back ogle-voguing, Browser remains a San Fran late-night-on-Haight-night Latin legend. He’s known for DJing gel-gems like “Bad Bad Boys” and other, mostly forgotten, romantic thrift store singles, and as producer he’s got the same no-boundaries deep-’preciation for all that can be stirred in his stoopid stew. Howard Jones meets Earth, Wind, and Fire meets N’dea Davenport meets Sade meets Frankie Knuckles but not at all straightforward, and nothing short of silky slip-peeling.
Always lovely and light, sleek and chic, Bobby Browser’s bought a spot on your yacht. It’s going to be a smooth cruise.