East-Los Angeles producer Astro Nautica swims through sound with an effortlesslaid-back glide on sophomore release “Waikiki”. Largely created while seeking shelter from a tropical storm in Waikiki Hawaii late last year, Edrina Martinez provides us with the perfect pop blend of programmed drums, guitar writing, lush synthesizer work, and cherry-on-top guest vocals to match the many moods of the human mind. A perfect palette for your pleasure, Waikiki begins and ends with instrumental magic, yet allow the album as your guide. Beholding the crux of the EP are two names for your futuristic R&B romance: a smooth, sultry harmony from breaking crooner JMSN, and the freely urban/astral-traversing song of Bridge. Manifesting a new divine feminine spirit with a beam of balance, it is through the slick city lights of the L.A. landscape technology meeting the exotic environment of our planet from which the new music of Astro Nautica speaks.