Seven Davis Jr. - Universes
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2015 Ratings: #699 / 891
User Score
Based on 11 ratings
July 24, 2015 / Release Date
LP / Format
Ninja Tune / Label
Electronic, House / Genres
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Rooted in dance music’s deep soul of funk grooves and hooks, Universes takes that template and imbues it with Davis Jr’s own personality.

The sounds may be humble, not that much more hi-fi than his early demos, but their vision of funk as lifeblood is never anything less than radiant.
Resident Advisor
Though his abilities with oddball party jams are unquestionable, Davis proves he can be equally compelling when he tones it down a notch
On 'Universes', he's serving up spiritual soul food reminiscent of both George Clinton and house legend Derrick Carter. Funk and house meet in the melting pot and the result is quite unlike either ingredient.
Drowned in Sound

While Universes never quite reaches the heights that might be sought by this confident-sounding producer, there can be no denying that this is one of 2015’s boldest electronic releases, and that it deserves to be one of its foremost too.

The Skinny
Even at its most off-kilter there’s an endearing optimism to Davis’ music.
Seven Davis Jr's debut attempts to stay afloat on the strength of a few strong tracks, but ends up sounding stretched a little too thin.
The Guardian

Universes is a warm, danceable introduction to an artist with plenty of sonic tricks up his sleeve.

Loud and Quiet
After being subjected to 40 minutes of stodgy house-by-numbers and complete bollocks manifesting itself as transcendental philosophy, the most natural response is to ask what planet this joker is actually from.
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Track List

  1. Imagination
  2. Freedom
  3. Sunday Morning
  4. Everybody Too Cool
  5. Good Vibes (feat. Julio Bashmore)
  6. Be a Man (feat. fLako)
  7. Fighters
  8. Afterlife (feat. Kutmah)
  9. No Worries
  10. Welcome Back
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Added on: May 1, 2015