1. Deep in the Bottom – of Africa – Monique Bingham, Black Coffee
Black perfection. Love love love LOVE this track from Black Coffee. Gives us all the feels and have been singing it live since we started 🖤
2. La Ka Ruba – NenaHelena, Akil
We love the the funk so much in this one we couldn’t help but be inspired to write ”the Joker”.
3. Jet Black – Channel Tres
So deep and dark.
4. Hold on – SBTRKT, Sampha
Will never stop listening to this one. The voice is all kinds of YES with a production to match *
5. Prepare – Stimming
Stunning production and melodies and atmosphere* . This is also low key a service announcement that we would love to work with him!
6. Around-Solomun Vox – Noir, Hae, Solomun
Do we even need to elaborate on this one ? Let’s not. Let’s just listen to it and let the beat speak.
7. Coffee Time – Crackazat
Play this song and try not to have your spirit lifted. Try not to dance. We rest our case.
8. Bird – Kelly Lee Owens
This deep and dark one is so simple yet funky as hell. Hits us every time.
9. The Finishing – Stavorz
This one brings us back to sunrises on a beach in Tulum, where we met. Things were never to be the same again.
10. Looped – Kiasmos
This one represents Space and all earthly elements at the same time Kiasmos introduces us to new unexpected but inevitable progressions that really move.
Armonica meets Dear Humans – Music + Me EP (connected)
Italian duo, Armonica team up with L.A. based pair Dear Humans for a superb new offering on the Stereo Mc’s connected label. Armonica have built a solid reputation over the last few years with standout releases on Mo’Black, Still Vor Talent and Madorasindahouse. Now they join forces with producer Corey Epstein and vocalist & songwriter Alex Who? AKA Dear Humans for an EP which sees the collaborative team digging deep with 3 tracks of atmospheric and emotive electronic excellence. The release opens with title track ‘Music + Me’ , a beautifully textured affair withrising strings, deep rhythms and a entrancing synth work that conjures up the feel of early electro ambiance. Spacious, musical and emotionally haunting, this is a real gem from this collective. The second title, ‘Better With Time’ comes in two variants, opening with Armonica’s version which journey’s into deep, melodic house, with a hypnotising rhythm section producing the perfect base for the delicate piano lines and heartfelt vocal of Dear Humans. The package is completed as Dear Humans deliver their take which has an expansive and laid back feel characterised by tribal percussion, xylophone lines and a stunning treatment of the vocal which sucks you into the groove.
Armonica meets Dear Humans – Music + Me EP (connected) Release: October 9th 2020 Cat No: connected066