A dancehall r&b blend with a lot of pop appeal, straight from the island of Saint Lucia, with a proper sexy Caribbean feel. No doubt when Rayvon is on the track, but still the whole flow just moves like a snake through the track, and if there is anything to critisize, it is that the track could have been produced a bit more like Drakes Controller or Hotline Bling, bc the feel is already there with the super hooky and flawless vocals. Smells like it’s remix time, but a good thing this track came out, so that we can keep an eye on Jean Atem & his buddy Rayvons future endeavours! I guess, as always, continuity is the key to success here, and let’s see what else this new impeccable duo can cook up.
Spend Time is a collaborative track between Jean Atem and his best friend and music partner RAYVON. It blends an upscale Caribbean sound with notes of pop and dance. The fusion is catchy and captivating and its mainstream presence is undeniable.
Head in my hands, Heart in my mouth..
First single from ‘The Aftrparty’ EP. Available on this weeks New Music Playlist on Spotify and according to the labels track record, this epic tune will around for many months to come. Definitely one of the most interesting tracks so far in 2017, which is a great year so far, and the arrival of Aftrparty on the international scene only underlines that. The perfect betw a melodramatically charged pop tune and a subtle zeitgeisty but still synaptic processable production, upgraded by the absolutely stunning vocals of Chloe Kissner.
Or in the words of their label:
“Alternative R&B act Aftrparty – the creative outlet of producer / instrumentalists Alex and Cian – got together as teenagers at a London high school in 2016. Their first original track “Hold Me Down” quickly garnered attention online, shooting to #1 on Hype Machine and cementing the duo as accomplished mixers of electronic, trap and hip-hop influences. Sonically, Alex’s production draws on the electronic dance beats of Flume & Mura Masa, as well as dark, 808-heavy influences. Cian blends in the distorted guitar and basslines of Travis Scott with elements of Frank Ocean’s organic palette forming a final product which fuses unique electronic and recorded sounds with inspired songwriting and intense production.”
About the song:
“Where I’m At started off as a heavy EDM beat Alex made in the summer of 2016. After shelving it for a few months, the duo brought it back to life with the unmistakeable sound of Cian’s guitar and bluesy vocals from Houston-based talent Chloe Kissner. Cian reworked Chloe’s initial lyrical ideas to reflect on what he was dealing with at the time – the repetitive, unsatisfying nature of doing the same thing every week and weekend is used as a metaphor for creating a perfect illusion of a girl, overcome with unfulfilling thought patterns. The instrumental blends Alex’s love of Mura Masa- style synths and 808 drops with Cian’s incorporation of Frank Ocean- esque guitar lines and clean verses.”
Tyzo Bloom alias Casey Chen is a young and upcoming producer based in Los Angeles. His latest release ‘T O N I G H T‘ is a great song about “being in a relationship that you know is toxic but you can’t help but want to stay”. Everyone knows the feeling and he preserved it pretty well within this song.
Imagine all the people livin’ life in peace.
A Nashville-based artist graced with uncommonly rich and captivating vocals, Jeffrey James channels his raw talent into a groove-heavy R&B/alt-pop hybrid built on pure emotion. With his music already featured on major TV shows like Nashville, James is set to deliver a new batch of songs showcasing a sensibility that’s emotionally charged and indelibly melodic.
Born and bred in Brownsburg, Indiana, James grew up singing in the school choir and—at age ten—learned to play guitar with the help of the Hal Leonard Guitar Method books his own great uncle had authored. In high school, he joined up with a local alt-rock band, then tried his hand at songwriting for the first time and quickly fell in love with the craft. While majoring in music at Nashville’s Belmont University, James delved deeper into songwriting and immersed himself in the city’s singer/songwriter scene. “I played every writers round I could, testing out songs and getting a feel for what was connecting with people,” he says. “And then when I graduated I started playing a lot of colleges, just grabbing my acoustic guitar and driving up to somewhere in North Dakota or wherever else they’d let me perform.”
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