Jony Shelby gets impressively creative throughout this EP Mango. His production style and his use of melody with dashes of hip hop all fuses well to create something atmospheric and appealing on a number of levels.
In the way that songs like Where Have All The Cowboys Gone? offer unexpected melodic strength & power, The River utilises contrast in an equally clever & effective fashion. This is not purely a relationship song, with a basic, familiar story-line. On the contrary, this is poetic & expressive – inspiring travel & deeper realms of thought.
Austin’s Jony Shelby & Mad Nice collaborate to become DRK Sharlo this year. Changes brings through a melodic brightness and a simultaneously mellow vibe – not unlike the recent sound of the mainstream, but done in a fairly emotional, personal manner.
Lunar is not afraid to stop and start within a composition, to pause entirely, to redirect the listener at any given moment – so long as it’s an integral part of the concept and the journey.
Yahudy provides a fully complex, varied experience throughout this project, and his songwriting is refreshingly intuitive. He’s well on his way to building something wonderful with his sound & his career.
There’s depth and a little sadness, this song in particular brings together these elements in a captivating way. The more you hear, the more it connects.
There’s something authentically original & creative about Acharya’s music – a sort of uninhibited, artful yet honest & deeply human aura comes through. Hopefully this is still just the beginning for them. In any case, Tilt is an EP absolutely worth the time it takes to listen.
The lyrics and even the melody to an extent feel like unedited outpourings, an artist working out the world and letting you go along for the journey.
The single fuses soulful RnB with ambient trip hop & conscious rap, which on paper sounds like a lot to take on, but in reality – in this setting – the team have pulled it off with sophistication & style.
The whole thing feels like a hypnotic audio journey fit for those long nights in at home. The voices though, the lyrics & details, the multiple personas – all of this adds something a little more interesting & with a more intentional direction.
A brilliantly fresh beat kicks off this single from New York’s Goldee Clarke. There’s a fine fusion of that which is retro and classic, tribal even, and that which is simply brand new – crisp, clean, and perfectly suited to 2018.
While the song works well as a piece of art in itself, the artist at the heart of it is undoubtedly the thing that gives it further appeal. CannonBall is a great song, made greater by a more than worthy artist at its forefront.