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San Jose native (now Berlin based) Lady Blacktronika AKA Akua Marcelle Grant is the latest edition to the Meda Fury family - described by Resident Advisor as The First Lady of deep house, her slow but steady rise has resulted from a slew of smoky, Beatdown inflected workouts, topped with her sultry vocals, and infused with a sense of her personal struggles and hardships. Oh So Cold opens the release with a pulsing rhythm track, powerful oozing bass and tripped out vocals and synth lines, Closer Look kicks up proceedings in a celebratory summer mood, plagent Fender Rhodes chords over a heavy 909 kick, vocal chants and the catchiest of 80's keytar riffs. Trim The Breaks picks up the pace with a rolling bass figure, relentless pad and frenetic military percussion, while Akua's Heart takes the listener on a lysergic overload - complex layers of tribal percussion and seductive intonations. Digital bonus track Only Just Myself To Blame is a classic deep house roller - repitched chords, bumping rhythms and melancholic vocals working to timeless effect. As Meda Fury founder / A&R Nick Williams explains Akua has a unique sound, resolutely her, personality and lifestyle defined - the illicit, late night sound of the clubbing subculture. At its best, to me her music is a release from the daily grind, heartache and hardships we all face.
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