Taken from her debut self-produced album ‘Reverie’, Rhi’s latest offering pairs nocturnal outing “Night Driving” with two sublime dancefloor remixes from rising producers Chug and Loud Thought.
“Night Driving” recreates the undisturbed backdrop of a late night cruise through the city. Rhi’s plain-speaking vocal lines are weighted with ruminations of existentialism and escapism, whilst the laid-back groove of the baseline is accented with subtle pops of colour from the candied sweetness of chime trees, and tinkle of shells resembling keys in an ignition.
I might love this even more than Black Focus. Why? There is more of a focus on that Wu Funk sound, more melodies by the rhythm master, more hip-hop flavor, a chance for Kamaal to really shine. A perfect balance between hard hitting sounds with more melodic and meditative ones. One of the few albums I wish was 24-bit quality, that is how great this is. At the top of all the 2018 "best of" lists for a reason. Much respect HW. Edward