Brighton-based duo Max Wheeler (producer) and Victoria Port (singer/songwriter) are a
classic British concoction of jazz-inflected heady dance floor thrills.
While Victoria’s melodies bring the sweetness, the tracks have the low-end weight to please
DJ mavens like Karizma and Brackles on Rinse and Moxie and Annie Mac on Radio 1. The
results could be described as a UK Funky Lorde.
The ‘Distorted Air’ EP forthcoming on Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings, is full of
Victoria’s songwriting on fractious romance, ever the well-spring of transcendent pop with
sweet female attitude.
There’s relationship breakdown on ‘Broken Circuit’ or the claustrophobia of ‘World In A
Room’. All of which brings to mind 1998 Talkin’ Loud signing MJ Cole and his bedroom
produced classic ‘Sincere’ which traded on a similar brew of jazz, musicality, connection with
the living dance floor and the pull and push of love.