One almost hesitates to call Summertime Is Here house music, with its deep shade of soul and jazzy sounds. Theo Parrish even goes as far as to list his band members on the label of his record. Besides this traditional band-like roster, the song's easy pace and emphasis on emotive qualities rather than rhythm makes it far from a generic house record. The song opens without any significant beats and little momentum. Instead, Lakecia Hughes lays down her smoky vocals over a quiet bed of horns and the keyboard playing of Parrish while minimal percussion begins steadily making itself apparent. By the latter part of the long track, Parrish kicks in some more beats and picks up the tempo significantly, elevating the song from a one-sided chill-out record to something that a creative house DJ could integrate into his or her set with beautiful results.
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