Beat Shop is a new album from Hawaii-born singer/songwriter, Ryan Lagup. Blending elements of pop, R&B, reggae and dance, the tracks on this release are jam packed with club energy and emotive vibes. The actual beats employ some creative rhythm styles, giving Ryan’s music a distinctive and recognizable flair.
On several tracks, ambient synths take a prominent role in the mix, cultivating a retro-inspired dance pop aesthetic. Other songs, such as Better Off are more reggae oriented, though they maintain robust, danceable backing beats. Ryan Lagup sings with sincerity and passion. His voice has a subtly sensual quality as well. Containing over 15 musically comprehensive jams, Beat Shop is a worthwhile listen and showcases some impressive songwriting.
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