‘Man x Woman’ is definitely ticking boxes and certainly serves its purpose as a sexy dance floor filler, but personally I’d have been more excited by hearing it more downplayed and progressive, in a similar vain as to what it evolves into towards the latter part of the track. Whether it’s because the aesthetic of the track has become so abundant over the past couple years or quite simply because it’s been a long time since we heard Mar sing (and lets face it, no one sings like Mar) – I do miss the leftist mentality Full Crate & Mar applied when they approached their early material and debut EP; Not suggesting that needs to be replicated, but I am finding myself in need of that particular spirit of European experimentalism again.
That said, tuck in to this – ‘Man x Woman’ is a sure fire winter warmer with delicious chords and sexy drops. It’s also great to see these guys back at it again. Mar’s forthcoming EP Form is coming soon.