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Electro Soul

Revel in the petrichor of Shaun Cruda’s electro-soul synthesis, Ashville Rain

Shaun Cruda’s 20k monthly Spotify listeners got a brand-new stylistic soundscape to savour when the LA producer delivered his latest sensuously cathartic single, Ashville Rain, on September 22.

As the dark days creep in, the sanctuary of ethereal luxe atmosphere in Ashville Rain will only become more inviting. By borrowing a few trip-hop elements from the pioneers and modernising them in his synthesis of electro-soul, there are few better singles to revel in the petrichor with.

The instrumentals resound beyond their minimalist quiescence to deliver the ultimate playlist staple for nocturnal introspection while the vocals breed a beguiling sense of intimacy as they harmonise the lyricism that narrates a spectral love letter. Familiar, yet far beyond the bars set by his contemporaries, the single is a testament to the multi-faceted talents of the artist who can pen a track as well as he can polish it and move a dancefloor from behind a DJ booth.

Stream Ashville Rain on Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Rya welcomed in a dreamy new era of electro-soul with his latest single, SHOW OFF.

With his latest single, SHOW OFF., the trailblazing emissary of soul, Rya, wrapped the roots of RnB around modernist electronic dream pop tones and created a solid backbeat by infusing the track with rhythmically tight hip-hop nuances.

Rather than attempting to be everybody’s cup of tea, the London-based electro-soul singer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer chose to take the visionary path to explore his experimental sound and create escapist worlds that you won’t need inviting to twice.

The emotion implanted into his singles may be raw, but by staying true to his distinctive production style, which melds jazz, R&B, and neo-soul tendencies, he always delivers ear candy sweet enough to give you a sugar rush.

SHOW OFF. Will hit the airwaves on the 25th of August. Hear it on SoundCloud first.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Val Maugenest – Know Better: The Cathartically Captivating Future of Electro Soul

“Know Better” is the latest ambiently resounding Electronic Soul single from Val Maugenest. In recent years, the Netherlands born and London, UK based artist hasn’t failed to captivate audiences with her eclectically experimental style when it comes to orchestrating soulfully immersive soundscapes.

The first thing that will hit you with Know Better is the mesmeric capacity of Val Maugenest’s vocals, her lucidly ambient yet tonally veracious style spills waves of catharsis into the already transient composition. The full-bodied arrangement provides layer upon layer of harmony, whilst plenty of momentum builds through the intricacy brought by the synth. What more could you possibly ask for from an artist?

You can check out Know Better from the 9th November for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud, in the meantime, you can soak up the tantalising melodies from the up and coming artist’s earlier singles

Review by Amelia Vandergast