Despite having grown up in South Florida, Uffie hasn't actually step foot in our swampy parts since 2006 when she made an appearance during Winter Music Conference. Still, South Florida's influence on her style of music in undeniable. Hints of Miami booty bass, freestyle and crunk are all there mashed up with electro beats. 2 Live Crew and L'Trimm are just as big of a influence as Daft Punk and Peaches.
Uffie's success was almost instantaneous when she dropped her single "Pop the Glock" back in 2005 with French label Ed Banger Records. Other dancefloor-ready singles like "Ready to Uff" and "Hot Chick" soon followed, while releases like "Dismissed" and "First Love" were met with a more tepid response. It also seemed like the singer was losing steam and we sort of expected her to become just another footnote in the rapidly changing electro-house genre.
But Ed Banger head honcho Busy P, who will be in Miami later this month, still seems to have faith in her. After many empty promises of a full LP, Busy P says it is finally done, and the album, which will be called Sex Dreams & Denim Jeans, is slated for an early 2010 release. Uffie's usual crop of producers will be present -- Feadz, Mr. Oizo and SebastiAn -- along with Mirwais, who is famous for producing much of Madonna's latest body of work.
To celebrate the upcoming release, Busy P says he's re-releasing "Pop the Glock," which samples "Top Billin'" by Audio Two, as a four-track EP with remixes by Mirwais, DJ Mehdi and Ellen Alien, as well as producing a video for it, which coincidentally came out last week. This marks Uffie first foray into music video territory.
Let's hope 2010 also marks Uffie's return to South Florida, perhaps for next year's WMC.