GENRE | HUMAN EDM
VERDICT | IMPOSSIBLY SUPPLE
LABEL | DOUBLE STANDARD RECORDS
RELEASE | 3.8.12
The uncommon talents of Harlem’s Voices of Black don’t come around that often. The young stylings of Jules Born and Baba Ali seem to be innate from birth. Whether it was soaked in from the streets or knighted by some soulful sword, the duo make impossibly supple sounds that soak and soothe.
Original cuts “Take Back Soho” and the title track are simple enough and produced with an ease that belies their years. Sim-plicity is king and the groove rides itself out. Then there are the remixes. Especially one from Berklee graduate and international star Tanner Ross: think yacht rock, Steely Dan, or George Benson. Ross displays his master touch, keeping piano touches and vocal flourishes coming and going in the three-dimensional sonic space.
Electronic music has always made a special space for humanity, and in the case of Voices of Black, it is more human than inhuman.
VOICES OF BLACK
315 MASS AVE.