Soul City is a single from Mozambique based artist, Gentlebeatz. The song is the title track of an EP of the same name. Mozambique is known for its high culture and refined aesthetic. I’ve gotta say Soul City is a really groovy jam. This (mostly) instrumental track is packed with analog warmth and that nostalgic tape hiss / scratchy vinyl record noise goodness. Technically I suppose it falls somewhere in between jazz, LoFi and chillwave, but the best way to describe it to me is that would not seem out of place in the quiet scenes as part of an early 1970′s film soundtrack. It utilizes a mix of organic, non-musical sounds and combines them with light (electric?) piano, synths and beats to create something which feels just right. It’s music you’d listen to in deep contemplation while snuggled up to a warm fireplace. I don’t have enough space here to discuss the rest of the songs that appear on the full EP, but I checked them out and recommend you do the same. You won’t be disappointed.
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