Fusing a soulful and rather vintage melody-line with an ambient, lightly uplifting beat, and a classic rap flow that offers subtle yet energizing confidence – I Gotcha has the makings of a hit that could easily stand the test of time.
That’s where good art becomes great – it connects by speaking on those things you’d been feeling but hadn’t been able to express. This is a great track and well worth adding to the playlist as the winter months settle in.
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.
Expect unbelievably smooth vibes on this collaborative release from DJ Crillo. The sound of the nineties returns, hopeful RnB melodies pour through and simple story-telling lays out a scene.
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.
It feels like a track of overcoming, a winning moment and a celebration – the video reinforces this sentiment and this energy level throughout.
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.
DYLI offers up some blissfully mellow vibes on this latest single Cherry Coke. A simple ambiance emerges, a classically warm beat & a few distant synths bring through gentle colour & calm. Alongside of this, DYLI’s leading voice drives with a modern RnB style & tone.
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.
The song is humble, not trying to be anything other than what it needs to be, and in doing this – it introduces the artist behind it in a respectable, endearing & interesting way.