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Kelly Teh and Cris Tanzi: Exotically Inviting Latin Jazz

Malaysian born multi-instrumentalist Kelly Teh and London-based Jazz singer Cris Tanzi teamed up to create the most exotically inviting single which you’ll hit play on this year.

The chemistry perceptibly spilt from “Amano” as the Indie power couple poured their respective talents, soul and culture into the incandescent soundscape. The Latin Jazz single boasts accessible elements of Hip Hop along with infusions of Funk and Soul to create a dynamic hit which may put you off monocultural music for life.

My unilingual mind may not have been able to extrapolate the exact meaning from the lyrics, but the purifying, warming tones were efficacious all the same.

You can check out the sublimely sun-kissed soundscape for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

BAUGARD – A Sombra: Distinctively Captivating Alt Latino


Up and coming duo BAUGARD are set to release their 6th single “A Sombra” along with their debut EP. The lyrics may be in Spanish, but the sentiment of the compelling love song doesn’t fail to resonate.

The single was inspired by the surreal feeling of reciprocal love, which is matched in absolute equality. But A Sombra also alludes to the fact that facets of love are imperfect in their purest form.

Don’t worry, there’s also pioneering beats in the midst of the poetry. A Sombra boasts complex, intricate, and distinctively striking rhythm which instantaneously piques your curiosity as you follow the un-archetypal progressions through the duration of the single. I’ve quite honestly never heard anything like the percussion contained in A Sombra. It’s tribal, while at the same time, cold, calculated, and atmospheric.

In the instrumental increments, the single infused elements of Post Punk. I didn’t expect to hear the experimentalism of bands such as SWANS from a track which kicked off with such familiar, R&B Latino tonality. But like so many of BAUGARD’s listeners, I’m here for it.

You’ll have to wait a little longer before you can check out A Sombra for yourselves. But in the meantime, you can listen to their earlier release via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast