Complete with a scheduled mini-series of accompanying music videos, ‘Avenue B’ offers a stunning collection of instrumentally masterful songs and passionate outpourings – each of which is as melodically addictive as it is cinematic and vibrant.
Stephen Dusenberry takes listeners through a multilayered, retro-funk arena of optimism on this release Fools Gold. The track offers the fullness of a live jazz and funk band, along with a notably electronic aura that fuses with that raw musicality in an energizing way.
What’s That is an easily recognisable yet simultaneously humble new track. It introduces Heads or Heads – AKA, Alex Harbolt – as an artist with an unconcerned approach to artistry. Being that his primary art form of choice is film making, it will be interesting to hear where else the music world takes him as the months and years roll by.
“Never give up on your dreams. I’m handicapped, confined to a wheelchair and a breathing ventilator, but by the grace of Christ I’m fulfilling my dream of being a dance music producer.”
In the same manner in which certain legendary producers have often paved their own way within the industry – going left when everybody else went right – ChudaBeat seems genuinely unconcerned with what the majority are doing right now. Instead, he creates from a clear love for music, and that connection and brightness shines gorgeously.
These are artistic presentations, so the rhythm and the set-up is just as important as the lyrics in expressing the underlying sentiments, and that’s something thinkbendy naturally holds close to.
The backdrop is mildly funk-driven, spacious and organic so as to give off a live atmosphere – tempting you to seek out a gig. On top of this, carefully intertwined vocals pour through with the nostalgic prowess of a soul hit from a simpler decade.
These tracks create rhythmic soundscapes loaded with elements of both tribal and electronic instrumentation alike – as well as fragments of voices that help guide you through and build a notably cinematic experience.
Justin Magnaye drives with an impressively soulful RnB vocal on top of a lightly funky, trip-hop-style beat for this single All Time Low.
Holy Prophet Elijah is a unique blend of Avant Garde sensibilities mixed with just enough elements of pop to attract the average listener. It’s all incredibly bizarre, but so intrinsically captivating for the very same reason.
Carefully balancing gentle organic funk with an electronic lightness, built by delicate and warmth synths, Rick Habana offers up the perfect bit of audio escapism to get listeners feeling geared up for the brighter months.
There are so many sections and moments to each song that your attention is held from start to finish – a rare and endlessly impressive trait.