PHILIP-MICHAEL THOMAS - STARRY EYED 12” (MISS YOU)
Actor and singer Philip-Michael Thomas was of course Detective Ricardo Tubbs on the TV series Miami Vice alongside Don Johnson. Here though, he is even more impressive: this is a lovably naive and innocent softboi tune for the late night lovers and Sunday smooches. "Starry Eyed" is as sentimental as it should be given the title - it has little dub riffs over crisp 80s drum, tenderly whispered vocals that cannot fail to win you over, and a slow motion but wagering groove to sink deep into. The instrumental is less candied, with a more tropical feel thanks to some shimmering xylophone sounds. Lush.