Urbnet Magazine Review of Sun People
Having been used to more eclectic trip hop and down tempo vibes from Nickodemus I was glad to be greeted to an album full of different musical genres. It covers a wide range of soul/afro funk, hip house, Latin and dub plus some eastern influences. Starting off is the title track with an homage to the afro sound. The vocal and instruments welcome what you are about to embark on. "Sun Children" belts out a party styled hip house groove with vocals from the Real Live Show. The melding of hip hop vocals and a up-tempo house vibe is a perfect way to get up and go. The next few tracks delve into a funky Latin soul feel with some dub influences. The energy is minimal but you can hear the vocals take over in the "Love Feeling" from Brian J from the Pimps of Joytime. From mid way some of the tracks carry a eastern vibe that is very refreshing. It would seem most of the time tracks like that have the basic elements but Nickodemus adds a certain flare that most artists don’t seem to incorporate if they are genre skipping in their productions. The magic here is the amalgamation of electronic beats and sounds that cover the full spectrum of the track even subtle background noises. It’s no wonder Nickodemus productions are fluid and tight. Ending off we get greeted to a dub style track on "N’Dini" with Ismael Kouyate belting out a conventional vocal and being accompanied by a group of horn players and a gracious helping of traditional drumming. With so many changes in the styles of music it’s good to hear Nickodemus rise above a lot of other artists to create Sun People that can be enjoyed by so many different people.
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