Michal Martyniuk Feat. Vanessa Freeman ‘How Do We Make It?’ – Bigpop Records

One of New Zealand’s most talented contemporary Jazz heads, Michal Martyniuk, brings his magic to the soulful dance music arena by way of a stunning collaboration with Vanessa Freeman, known for her work with 4Hero, Nathan Haines and Bugz In The Attic, to name a few. Taken from Michal’s forthcoming ‘Reconciliation EP’, ‘How Do We Make It?’ sees Vanessa deliver a warm, compassionate vocal that sets a tone for kindness and self-empowerment – a message especially poignant amidst the current challenges in the world. Add to that a dynamite Neo-Soul groove that’s ripe with classy keys, a bubbling UKG-esque bassline and hot beats, courtesy of Michal and UK producer Mike Patto, bringing a fresh vibe for Spring.

5/5 Ratha Gud