The debut self-titled album from UK artist Redinho arrived this week with a big splash. The solo project of London-based Tom Calvert has been teasing the record’s groundbreaking modernized funk sound as of late with newest singles Playing With Fire and the more recent Get You Off My Mind.
At some points of this debut effort, Redinho gets a bit Jackson 5 on us, creating funky, dance beats that mix 70’s style noise with his own electro world – especially in tracks like Going Nowhere. He darts between grime, hip-hop and funk and while it does get a bit cheesy at some points, it’s worth a tip of the cap when you hear how daring this effort is given the current electronic landscape.
The first album release in his labels decade-long history, Redinho is an album that conjures up visions of the deep sea, deep space, not-so-deep Jacuzzi parties and everything in between, binding them together into an aesthetic that’s both stylish and starry-eyed.