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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (August 2020 Round #2)

’Khamari – The Heat’
’Conrad Siang – Summertime’
’badmonsham – Jumpin’ in the Rain’
’Collin Selman – ETC.’
’Patrick Watson – Drive’
’Jelani Blackman – Tricky’
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[Electronic] Jelani Blackman – Submarine

Jelani Blackman
Submarine

When it comes to an artist such as Jelani Blackman, you never know what you’re going to get. Hearing “Submarine” for the first time is jarring. It’s a wake-up call. No pun intended, but it explores the depths of Jelani’s voice and molds together nicely with the chronically intoxicating production surrounding his commanding presence.

His three releases are spread out over the last year, from the soft and sensual Twenty//Three to the boom bap inspired Repeater, and they each take on a life of their own, with “Submarine” striking a comfortable balance of elements between these┬áprevious two songs. The grit that Jelani Blackman portrays is magnetic. It’s most apparently in each tune’s construction and production, but the London native clearly is no stranger to illustrating his feelings through his lyrics as well. More exploration is certainly warranted, and the intrigue isn’t going away. Don’t miss out.

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