Considering how I’ve been given carte blanche over what goes on this blog, you know I been staring at the screen waiting on this album to drop (FYI; it’s Feb 15th). As explained in my last post on the track, Angel Lung ft. Virginia Palms, I’ve been a big fan of everything Next To Blue has cooked up over the years. Check the track right here, via the good people over at Good Society.
Similar to his approach on Angel Lung, the production prowess from Next To Blue paints a glittering portrait of audible joy. Kiki sounds like sunlight twinkling over a skyward vista, shimmering rays breaking through the clouds. The masterful touches of blissfully glimmering synths met with the gliding 808 dips, fuckin’ *chef’s-kiss*. The open spaces on the arpeggios, the absolute enveloping warmth of the bass, blanketed by angelic cooing vocal cuts with sparing use of trap hi-hat/snare rolls, it’s all baked into this track beautifully.
Fresh//hell (fka K. Flo) is ya resident Sine Wave Surfers DJ (part producer) who’s been collecting music and waxing poetic on the state of underground electronica since 2011. Starting his DJ career in Blacksburg and the NRV, he’s been a supporting EDM/electronica act (for the likes of Electrobro, Spark Arrester, BUKU, Space Jesus, Digital Ethos, Arius, and more!), doing promo and social media support for SWS, and ruthlessly amassing vinyl records, before moving to Richmond, VA, in 2019. Fresh-hell’s here to collect, create, and curate for your electronic enjoyment.