Alexkid music CDs Trip Hop/House. The climax CD after 4 critically acclaimed EP's. Latin in flavour with rare passion and elegance. A surprisingly mature debut.
Using electronic tools to make electronic music that isn't meant to sound electronic, but rather organic, used to be the path to folly. Now, a great many artists (an abnormal number of whom record for F Comm) have paved that way, developing techniques that allow for a single producer and perhaps a handful of guest musicians to actually sound like a full samba orchestra from outer space. As an accomplished musician, Alexis Mauri knows right where the line is drawn between the natural sounds of acoustic instruments and the unnatural sounds of synthesized modules. And on his debut album, he stays safely on the left. Whether creating the loopy disco lick of "Esmeralda" or the dubby strut of "Strawberry Lane," it's hard not to picture a full group of seasoned musicians riffing through each cut. Yes, those are live horns on "Arboré, Pt. 1," and live double bass (courtesy of Brouno Rousselet) appears on most tracks. Even the inherently synthetic scratching on the soul ballad "Not Every Angel" is performed live by DJ Seep. Alexkid creates a hyper-talented musical world where natural instruments are played with supernatural precision and the mechanisms behind this perfection are carefully hidden from plain view. ~ Joshua Glazer
Personnel includes: Hanifah Walidah (vocals); Alexis Maurl (guitar, bass, Fender Rhodes, keyboards, programming); Stefane Goldman (guitar); Renaud Pion (flute, tenor saxophone); Christian Lechevretel (trumpet, bugle); Jean-Phillipe Rykiel (keyboards); Michael Sanchez (electric bass); Brunno Rousselet (double bass); Phillippe Monrose (percussion).
Alexkid discography Recorded at Taklab, Paris, France.
Personnel: Lissette Alea, Hanifah Walidah, Ian James Whitelaw (vocals); Stefan Goldmann (guitar); Santiago Jimenez (violin); Jon Hassell (trumpet); Jean-Philippe Rykiel (keyboards); Philippe Monrose (percussion); DJSeep (scratches).
Audio Mixer: Alexkid.
Recording information: Secret Place, CA; Taklab MKIII, Paris, France.
Personnel includes: Alexkid (various instruments); Lissette Alea (vocals); Stefane Goldman (guitar); Santiago Jimenez (violin); Jean Philippe Rykiel (keyboards); Philippe Monrose (percussion).
Spoken word poetry is something of an acquired taste, and the debut from Philadelphia native Ursula Rucker, though promising, is unlikely to bring many new converts to the movement. The poetess has made quite a name for herself over the years, working with artists ranging from techno titans like King Britt and Josh Wink to hometown hip-hoppers the Roots and Bahamadia. On Supa Sista, she gets her turn in the spotlight, with a subdued speech pattern and sultry vocal cadences well-suited to the airy trip-hop grooves that back most of the tracks. Songs like ...
Alexkid Lyrics and Songs
Popular or famous Alexkid music songs: Night Lines, Arbore Pt.1, Esmeralda, U's Song, U's Variation, Arbore Pt.2, Nightshade, Maybe, Orm, Not Every Angel. More music songs Turn It Round Again, Don't Hide It, Love We Have, Whatidid, Come With Me Lyrics, Sand Francisco, Day Three, Basic, Strawberry Lane, Rising Sun.