While the instrumental set-up feels reminiscent of the likes of Portishead or The xx, the vocal line adds a level of volume and intensity. It’s a powerful performance, one that takes the song from quietly compelling to incredibly emotive and decidedly uplifting.
“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.
“Countless nights I’ve been wide awake in my home studio at 1 or 2am working on the album knowing my alarm for work is going to go off in a few hrs, so it can get hard, but we make time for what we love to do.”
The aptly titled project seems partly like an audio book on occasion, the music merely supports and enhances the underlying ideas presented by the conversations and spoken word segments within. As things progress, the band’s creativity and connection to the metal genre grows more and more apparent.
Klef Mikaydo, with his lyricism & beats, has concocted a song so incredibly relatable, so incredibly sexy, that you can’t help but feel the urge to roll a blunt & pregame with a house full of beautiful women waiting to dance the night away.
The album wins you over more & more so as it progresses. Fans Of Jimmy Century are an unmissable act right now, entertaining & interesting in equal parts.
There’s something unbelievably personal & revealing about this particular track that effectively leads A Cat Named Felix down some new, previously undiscovered pathway.
This collaboration from Jae Douglass & Blake Wisner is a fast-working ear-worm that comes through loaded with soul & passion – on a level that isn’t found all too often in modern music.
Almost Awake are an incredibly impressive new band – their sound is so well polished and musically on point that it feels as if they must have been playing together for a hell of a long time. Cloudwalker is a great introduction to their approach to creativity; an emotionally driven, multi-layered punk-pop track that brings with it … Continued
Totally impressive at every moment, conceptually unusual & interesting, fantastic creative production all round, with flawless performances that add equal parts entertainment & depth.
This fusion of synths & a dreamlike yet bouncy rhythm makes for an alternative take on EDM, angled notably in the modern pop or late eighties direction.