Within the wake of Daft Punk‘s cut up announcement this week, the digital, indie and pop music markets might be in search of artists who’ve the range and constant high quality manufacturing to fill the large void left by the French legends. It’s early days nonetheless as he’s solely launched three singles and an EP up to now however Miami-based artist J.L.G already appears to have these qualities in mentioned tracks. Combining funk, jazz, classic synth sounds, danceability and an indefinable emotive high quality. It appears promising.
Jordan Luigi Guadalupe established his new undertaking in 2019 with a shocking, synthy house-tinged EP referred to as Vendetta with fellow Miami artists Nuri and Nick León. With severe Chromeo vibes however a contact of ennui, followers will have the ability to simply see that J.L.G’s manufacturing high quality was on level from the leap. There was a powerful gear shift together with his subsequent two singles, “Cross Nation (Blackthorn)” and “Woolies,” nevertheless. The latter channeled main “Heroes”-era Bowie vibes within the guitar and association. Additionally very dream pop in nature, “Cross Nation” conjures up emotions of mid-90s highway journeys and the harmless rebelliousness of youth like like few have within the post-modern period, save M83 and Tame Impala.
“Woolies” is even dreamier dream pop that borders on experimental electronica with its barely traceable beat and celestial synth work, so with these two singles and Vendetta beneath his belt, it was anybody’s guess what the following launch from J.L.G could be. Enter “Lion Woman,” launched simply final week on J.LG’s bespoke E. Main Music label. “Lion Woman, produced together with Krunkadelic and Juan Felaco, seemingly combines the jazz and 80s R&B vibes of Vendetta and the dream pop base of “Cross Nation” and “Woolies” into one cool, synthy, achingly nostalgic work.
Musically in relation to “Lion Woman and J.L.G basically, there’s an important steadiness between trendy and classic, instrumental and digital however extra vital is the story every observe tells and the emotions it incites. That is what makes music timeless, private and resonant. Will this artist be a part of the following wave of basic electronica? It’s too quickly to inform however with the standard and imaginative and prescient in what’s been launched thus far, J.L.G is unquestionably in with a shot.
“Lion Woman” is out now and could be streamed with the remainder of J.L.G’s work on Spotify and a number of other platforms. There can even be a corresponding movie launched shortly on his YouTube channel.