Music August 14, 2009 By Timothy Gunatilaka
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With just an EP to her name, Anita Blay has immediately garnered comparisons to Santigold for both her work with Santi producer Radioclit and, moreover, a comparable skill for churning out eclectic and electric party starters set to buoyant synths, grinding bass, and penetrating hooks. Pulsing at the heart of these four songs, of course, is the 23-year-old’s sinister siren’s call of a voice. “Clean Apart” (streamed below) serves up Prince-esque flourishes of intergalactic funk while Blay subverts the usual narrative of adultery/break-up tracks with a snarling, empowered reprimand to her ex-to-be. Meanwhile the hypnotic beats and digitized chimes on “I’m Not Sorry” recall Madonna’s forays in Euro-dance, tinged with a barbed ferocity that seems certain to become thecocknbullkid’s hallmark.

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thecocknbullkid – Clean Apart