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Fertilised in the underground's grow bag for the past two years, Katy B brings fresh air to an R&B audience numbed by a barrage of stale, manufactured acts. She is the starlet of Rinse Recordings, encapsulating the sound and spirit of British youth culture which sister radio station, the critically acclaimed underground music portal, Rinse FM have championed for the past 16 ... Read more in Amazon's Katy B Store

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  • Audio CD (4 April 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Columbia
  • ASIN: B004H6OWU2
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,624 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Water
2. Power On Me
3. Katy On A Mission
4. Why You Always Here
5. Witches Brew
6. Movement
7. Go Away
8. Disappear
9. Broken Record
10. Lights On
11. Easy Please Me
12. Perfect Stranger
13. Hard To Get

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On A Mission is a genre-defining classic. A 12-track mix of underground beats, pop hooks and a lyrical glance at real life that is reflectively soulful and utterly hedonistically carefree.

BBC Review

It’s easy to believe that Katy B was born to be a chart-topper. That giant beaming grin, the boundless impishness of her vocal; how she stamps her personality all over her music with such ageless excitement. On her debut album On a Mission, she sprints towards the PA for its entire 55 minutes with such a natural thrill that only those with hearts of steel won’t find something to love.

Katy B is the poster-girl for a new type of pop, and then some – she’s the poster-girl for herself. Far from an Auto-Tuned mannequin, she’s self aware and an effortless star. And there’s humour too, neatly evidenced in the sharp wit of her casual rhyme on Easy Please Me, which features the lyric "Standing in the bar / With my friend Olivia". This kind of edgy, fresh sound hasn’t been seen on a pop debut since Sugababes and Artful Dodger first landed in the charts.

On a Mission moves through house, dubstep, drum’n’bass, rave, UK garage and RnB with ease, attacking each with such accessibility it’s not hard to imagine each track topping the singles charts. Early single Lights On is bold and oh-so-catchy, while Witches Brew adds a more vicious, cluttered sound to the mix.

The production is sharp and cutting throughout, never losing its feverish hi-NRG. DJ Zinc adds a smattering of 90s house and Benga splices her songs with clattery sounds; Rinse FM co-founder Geeneus’ addition is a deep house groove which translates perfectly to Katy B’s warm vocal. The way she feels each note emulates less obvious artists, at least from this side of the Atlantic – the likes of Marsha Ambrosius and Jazmine Sullivan are all fair reference points for the soul in their voice.

Katy B is a new breed of singer, adding a vibrant gloss to a new combination of sounds with a charm and personality all of her own. She’s shining bright and crying out to be taken on as Britain’s new favourite pop star – and if this album is anything to go by, it looks like the stage is set.

--Natalie Shaw

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4.4 out of 5 stars

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Russell C. Witheyman on 6 April 2011
Format: Audio CD
After liking 2 of Katy B's 3 singles i couldn't wait to get my hands on her long awaited debut album and it was definitely worth the wait, the so called "queen of dubstep' has delivered one of the best debut albums i've heard in a while encompassing the likes of not just dubstep but 90's style garage and deep house as well.

The first 3 tracks are actually the weakest on the album in my opinion, i was never really fan of Kayt's debut single "Katy on a mission" but many will no doubt disagree, things really step up a gear from "Witches brew" a sort of drum and bass pop hybrid which wouldn't sound out of place on a girls aloud album. "Movement" likewise is a great bouncy number with a catchy chorus. "Go away" is a lovely dubstep ballad and "Disappear" delves into broken beat territory and is another slower number. New single "Broken record" with it's sped up funky drummer break is another highlight and 2nd single "Lights on" ft ms dynamite evokes 90's style garage with an infectious melody. One of my favourite tracks though is "Perfect Stranger" with a slow verse structure and frantic drum and bass chorus with a great hook. One of the most interesting tracks is the very last song "Hard to get" a lovely deep house track, i'd personally like to Katy delve more into this arena on future albums as if this track is anything to go she seems very comfortable in this arena.

Rinse Fm's geenus and zinc who originally took a gamble on Katy years back developing her career must be given credit for the great production on this album and developing her talents.

By far the best album i've heard do far this year, you can keep your Adele's, Give me Katy anyday!

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Morris TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 12 July 2011
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Katy B's debut album On A Mission has received great praise for "bringing dubstep to the mainstream" but when you pick this album up for a listen, what follows is Katy B pretty much carving out her own genre and creating a new sound as it's somewhere in between.

The singles "On a Mission" and "Lights Out" have received lots of airplay and it's easy to see why, with infectiously catchy vocals and solid dubstep-inspired electro-beats there is little not to like. Whether you're getting ready to head out, dancing your head off already or simply tapping your toes on the bus, Katy B's stylings are more than suitable. She has an incredible voice and really can sing, choosing to leave her voice single-tracked in some places and never hiding behind post-processing electrified vocals like so many other chart artists today.

But it's not all aggressive 'grimy' electronic dub step, a couple of the tracks such as "Go Away" & "Easy Please Me" have underground-inspired beats but are actually a lot more melancholy than the genre usually allows and this is really refreshing and innovative.

An impressive debut album, highly recommended and I look forward to more from Katy B!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ian forsyth on 7 Feb. 2014
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bought as a valentines gift for my partner who enjoyed the songs of this artist without knowing who she was. this cd helped fill in the blanks
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By HLG on 3 Sept. 2013
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This album gets better and better every time I hear it! Bought as was a fan of some of the singles released. Even my husband likes it and this type of music isn't normally his style. Katy B has a great voice and writes great lyrics. A must have for any fan.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dan Smith on 28 Aug. 2012
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There's an immediate warmth to Katy B that so many other young singers lack - obviously, she is happy to be alive. The production is good, the A and R terrific and it actually got me dancing on a Tuesday morning - not bad.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By anon34 on 18 May 2011
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This was good in that there's lots of variety on the album and more tracks than artists can usually bother to put on albums these days (12) However, it was a bit of a disappointment for me, with a very late 90s sound (maybe she did that on purpose though..?) that I felt like I've heard before. I loved the famous songs that she has released, which are absolutely brilliant but not enough blew me away. It's a great record to buy if you need something to exercise to as it's so up-tempo.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 8 April 2011
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I can't believe I was even thinking twice about buying this album, it's one of the best purchases I've made all year. There isn't a bad song on the album and the songs are all very unique and cover several different genres. My personal favourite is Witches Brew which I have listened to 67 times since buying the album according to iTunes. I am really excited about Katy B and think she deserves masses of credit for this amazing album.
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By vincent on 18 April 2014
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Top music good cd cover delivey on time good service will look at more album choice with this artist easy listening tunes for chilling.

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