Elaquent made a big blip on the radar screen a couple years ago when we listened to nothin but smooth mellow beats. Elaquent's "The Scenic Route" album is truly a scenic route as you listen the gentle melodies ebb and flow and the beat seems to stutter step onwards. A collaboration with another instrumental legend Bahwee and rapper Coincidence mesh a slippery smooth flow of Coincidence's prominent voice with Elaquent and Bahwee's groove. To my pleasant surprise the perfect blend of Kae's soulful voice and the slow blues groove draws you in further down the scenic route. This album is packed that good stuff, the stuff you wanna bump while chillin on a hammock sippin a brew and passin a blunt on a Sunday morning.
Sit back, relax, and take a ride on The Scenic Route
Los Angeles seems to be a major sweet spot for new artists. Kill Paris is an LA native who seems to be able to do a bit of everything. He's got that groove driven with a strong funky bassline and elevated with a solid synthed out guitar riff. But he also does a fair bit of that crazy drumstep/dubstep. All I'll say for now is this talented producer will be hitting the mainstream soon.
You may remember way back when Poolside first came out with their single "Harvest Moon" and might have thought that they made a decent little cover of Neil Young. But I have been watching them grow from "Take Me Home" to "Do You Believe", then I knew they were something special. Well Poolside has broken out of the phase of soundcloud singles and have released their debut album, which I must say is quite the catch. They dub their style as "Day-Time Disco", no other words would be more fitting.
Now heres a tune. Perseus is gunna blow the game up one day with his warm funky beats. A perfect blend of RnB vocals on top of a tropical disco groove that flavors itself with good vibes with an after taste of the 80s. A sample of Ashanti's Unfoolish flows smoothly over a Simian Mobile Disco like bassline spiced up with some sexy synths takes you away in Running Back To You. But nothing compares the sunny tropical feel of Cool Runnings. I was also pleasantly surprised with his venture into Hip-Hop, Perseus pulls it off with flare.