Paprikash

Lean in close, kids, I have two guilty confessions to make. My ears have been stretched and turned inside out by all sorts of new sounds and compositions, but sometimes I just long for a good groove to fall in and dance around a bit. But after all this new music yoga, the average dancehall beats sound just a little too empty. To the rescue come Jessica Lurie and Andre Drury. “Paprikash,” the first track off their collaboration this is what it’s like to be features Jess totally rockin’ out on sax (and here’s my second confession—though I know better, I still actually exclaimed to the officemates, “And that’s a girl!”). Andrew is throwing the irresistible dance beats down over the scronk, and it’s a recipe for three minutes in new music dance heaven.


—MS