First Listen: Incognito makes a dance classic shine

(October 25, 2021) The ever-consistent and artistically authentic Incognito preview an eight-CD anthology, Always There: 1981-2021, with an irresistibly jazzy-funky take on The System’s signature 1982 hit, “You Are in My System.” Putting a markedly different spin on the moody electro foundation of the original, the feel here is boldly celebratory with splashes of colorful horns, groovin’ guitars, a shufflin’ beat, and group leader Bluey’s laid-back, crisp vocal delivery.

Slowing down the tempo just enough to make room for brassy punctuations in the chorus and nuanced vocals in the verses, Incognito keeps the danceable vibe intact with a smooth semi-breakdown and building percussion elements during the second half of the track. In contrast to Mic Murphy’s passionate ’82 performance, Bluey’s take doesn’t make any notable shifts dynamically, but keeps the flow steady and appealing.

(October 25, 2021) The ever-consistent and artistically authentic Incognito preview an eight-CD anthology, Always There: 1981-2021, with an irresistibly jazzy-funky take on The System’s signature 1982 hit, “You Are in My System.” Putting a markedly different spin on the moody electro foundation of the original, the feel here is boldly celebratory with splashes of colorful horns, groovin’ guitars, a shufflin’ beat, and group leader Bluey’s laid-back, crisp vocal delivery.

Slowing down the tempo just enough to make room for brassy punctuations in the chorus and nuanced vocals in the verses, Incognito keeps the danceable vibe intact with a smooth semi-breakdown and building percussion elements during the second half of the track. In contrast to Mic Murphy’s passionate ’82 performance, Bluey’s take doesn’t make any notable shifts dynamically, but keeps the flow steady and appealing.

Take a First Listen to Incognito’s rendition of “You Are in My System” below, and give us your take on their update of an R&B classic.

by Justin Kantor

Incognito - "You Are In My System"

 
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