Knockin' Boots

Julio Bashmore - Knockin' Boots
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2015 Ratings: #302 / 925
User Score
Based on 26 ratings
August 7, 2015 / Release Date
LP / Format
Boardwalk / Label
House, Electronic / Genres
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Time Out London
This 12-track debut album from the Bristolian house producer is a much-needed sonic reminder that the weekend never dies. It’s one of those nighttime-evoking, start-to-finish classics on a par with Daft Punk’s ‘Discovery’ or the Beastie Boys’ ‘Paul’s Boutique’.
Colourful and unconventional throughout, ‘Knockin’ Boots’ keeps Julio Bashmore’s reputation for bangers firmly intact.

His debut album, Knockin' Boots, could actually be the best LP-length statement to come out of house's reawakening.

The Guardian

Beyond the history lessons, Knockin’ Boots underlines the simple joy of uplifting dance music – when you can’t remember the loo queues or mid-morning dive into the chicken shop, just the throb of the dancefloor and the corsucating melodies that get your hands in the air.

While Walker doesn't push his sound forward that much, little of what's here is forgettable, and it's all constructed with a good time in mind.
Resident Advisor

Knockin' Boots is a much smoother ride, finding common ground between his dual sensibilities with only a few rough patches along the way.

The Line of Best Fit

For a guy who made a name for himself with a sound which seemed indelibly imprinted with his own louche groove, there are a surprising amount of these anonymous moments on Knockin’ Boots.

Some artists simply aren't suited to the album format, and it looks as though Bashmore is one of them.
Amamamamamazing release Julio!!!
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Track List

  1. Knockin Boots
  2. Holding On (ft. Sam Dew)
  3. She Aint (ft. Julie Mendoza)
  4. Let Me Be Your Weakness (ft. Bixby)
  5. Rhythm Of Auld (ft. J’Danna)
  6. For Your Love (ft. Seven Davis Jr.)
  7. What’s Mine Is Mine
  8. Bark
  9. Umuntu (ft. Okmalumkoolkat)
  10. Simple Love (ft. J’Danna)
  11. Kong (ft. Bixby)
  12. You & Me (feat. J'Danna)
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Added on: July 6, 2015