- Release Date 2016-09-12
- Label Yoruba Records
- Catalog YSD81D
The first track, 'Dodging a Clip', is reminiscent of NYC break-beat loops, with a signature Kraftwerk robotic soul, a combination that points to Reynold's Midwest education where German electronic music, Motown soul, and Chicago house contributed to the sound fabric of the 1980s and 1990s Detroit. Up next is title track 'Fembehyahget', a monstrous tune that pulls us in deep with a soul clap scattered strategically throughout the song. Its electro acoustic sound is accentuated by samples of traditional African vocalists and the call and response nature of her accompanying choir. 'Travelled' is a down-tempo jam with brilliantly placed Bossa Nova vocals. Hints of new wave synths hold the track in place and help it to transcend time. Finally we close out with 'Vibe Samba', an infectious syncopated jam that leaves plenty of space between the beats for imagination on the dance floor. This EP delivers quality compositions that push up against any and all notions of musical borders, and we hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we have bringing it to you.
Kevin Reynolds 'Fembehyahget'
1. Dodging A Clip
4. Vibe Samba
Written & Produced by Kevin Reynolds
Mastered by Martin Iveson @ ARCO Labs
Executive Producer: Osunlade
Published by Yoruba People's Music (ASCAP)/Sony ATV Music
P&C 2016 Yoruba Records