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[R&B] Lido & Santell – Passion Project II (EP Review)

’Lido & Santell – Committed’
’Lido & Santell – Recruit’
’Lido & Santell – Mariah/Say You Scared’

After releasing the well-circulated, greatly successful album Everything this past October, Lido hopped on tour to promote his new material. As we covered during a stop here in the Bay Area, Lido was equipped with an impressive live setup, taking over some of the most prestigious venues across the country. Now, after finishing up the Everything Tour, the young producer has once again teamed up with Santell to follow up their Passion Project series.

A slight departure from the solo sounds of Lido and a world away from the Jersey Club characteristics of Trippy Turtle, the duo have made clear in PPII that the success of the electronic R&B collaboration is no fluke. In fact, the genre is gaining some traction behind producers such as Mar and Full Crate as well. In Passion Project II, listeners get an earful of what the duo have been up to since the October 2015 release of PPI. Continue reading

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[Future] SevnthWonder & Deverano – Can I / Maria I’m Drunk

While music aficionados are spending these late-November days at Friendsgivings and being as unproductive as possible in preparation for the holidays, one ninja-favorite has been hard at work, dropping multiple collaborative tracks in the past few days.

Mateus Almeida, known for his production skills under the name SevnthWonder, has been steadily dropping tunes throughout 2015, but this may be his biggest month to date. The first, titled “Can I”, was released mid-month in tandem with Deverano and an up-and-coming producer who goes by the name of Unknown.

’SevnthWonder & unknown – Can I (ft. Deverano)’

In what can loosely be described as Future R&B, “Can I” is the first of two tracks released by Sevnth featuring the rangey talents of Staten Island rapper Deverano. Although only four minutes long, the track displays a key element sometimes lost in the genre: patience. “Can I” doesn’t give an impression of being in a hurry to get to a particular crescendo or hook; this quality is particularly noticeable in part because the same cannot be said for much of electronic music produced as of late.

While the subject matter itself has been covered at length (look no further than Lido & Santell’s Passion Project EP last month for evidence), the stylization of SevnthWonder is still a novelty without seeming gimmicky in the least.

’SevnthWonder – Maria I’m Drunk (Ft. Deverano) (Travis Scott Cover)’

The next release, titled “Maria, I’m Drunk”, and released via Tune Collective is a progressive take on a recent hip-hop hit by fellow Houstonian Travi$ Scott.

With Deverano once again on the vocals, SevnthWonder takes the seven minute anthem and flips it on its head. In scrubbing all evidence of the sometimes over-the-top crooning by Young Thug, Sevnth manages to cut the fat in his version, retaining elements from the early parts of the original song.

By focusing exclusively on the introductory portion – his cover forgoes the bridge and breakdown sections of Justin Bieber as well – SevnthWonder sneaks a fiercely deep bassline under the choruses, creating an end product that is both melodic and extremely satisfying.

Even more recent than these two tracks, SevnthWonder dropped a third track this month, “Capsun”, which we premiered earlier this month here“Can I” is available at ClickDJ, while “Maria, I’m Drunk” can also be downloaded for free at Hive,

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