Sex Dreams and Denim Jeans

~ Release group by Uffie


Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Sex Dreams and Denim Jeans CD 14 Because Music, Ed Banger Records 0825646813216
Sex Dreams and Denim Jeans CD 14 Because Music BEC5772591
Sex Dreams and Denim Jeans CD 18 Ed Banger Records WPCR-13817 4943674097883


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Uffie dropped the ball. The Miami-born, Paris-dwelling rapper made a deep impact with 2006 debut single Pop the Glock, mangling her distinctive US-Gallic vowels around a cocky slab of electro that cemented a quick reputation for this brash new female MC and her producer (then-) boyfriend, Feadz. It should have been the start of something big for a fresh voice, but Uffie and Feadz kept things on the down-low, letting tracks seep out on blogs and under-promoting full singles. A sporadic release schedule and heavy touring pushed a debut album back incessantly (that, and the birth of her first child and divorce from graffiti artist Andre Saraiva). Then Ke$ha came along, and suddenly there was a new wise-cracking, hard-living, potty-mouthed girl on the block.

So now Sex Dreams and Denim Jeans is finally here, Uffie looks like the copy, not the template. But a swift listen to this exciting, polychromatic record should put paid to that. Talent burns through old-skool rap bangers, ferocious electro body-poppers and teary teen anthems - never a dull moment, never an irritating frat-girl with a "bottle of Jack".

It's no surprise it's varied; this is an album that's gathered tracks over five years. Now positively ancient, Pop the Glock kicks off the fun, as future-perfect as it ever was, and there's space for 2007 EP tracks First Love and Brand New Car.

The lengthy gestation has seen a host of French disco kings popping in, with significant production jobs from Mr Oizo (of Flat Beat notoriety), Mirwais (brilliantly weaving the warped skeleton of The Velvet Underground's Rock & Roll under the title-track), SebastiAn and the faithful Feadz, but the ear is also caught by a couple of Yanks: The Rapture's Mattie Safer guesting on cosmic house drifter Illusion of Love, and Pharrell Williams' gleeful turn on recent sarky bling-killing single ADD SUV.

Uffie's well aware she went AWOL, but paints it as a virtue. "Three tracks a year and they still talk about me," she boasts on Art of Uff, although the tremendous, shrill, B-girl blast of MCs Can Kiss concedes "No boss on my shoulder... maybe that's why I don't do so much." Still, she's painstakingly hoarded an impressive 14 tracks here - if she can pick up that ball again, maybe she'll run with it this time.