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Released: 14th July 2003.

Ive Mendes hails from Brazil, and aims to have us chilling out to her music this summer. This double A-Side comprises a cover of the old Chicago hit "If You Leave Me Now" and a breezy, laid-back tune in the form of "Natural High". While the former is by all means a respectable cover, which gives the original tune a whole new exotic feel, I think it's the latter that's the real winner here; "Natural high" sounds like a song Sade would choose in order to make a real comeback. Nice melody, soft vocals and a mesmerizing rhythm that carries you away with each listen. Well done Ive!

* * * * (grybop)

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