If I had to guess, my love for soul-inspired electronic productions initially stems from my high school love of R&B. More recently, that admiration has been transformed by the likes of the xx, The Weeknd, Star Slinger, Jessie Ware and of course, Kaytranda. Whether it be electronic updates of ’90’s R&B hits or brand new sly originals, this infusion of an old genre is feeling a renaissance or perhaps creating a new segment of music all together.
French producer FKJ has been one of the electronic/soul hybrid torch bearers of late and just released an originals EP, Take Off. The most recent release from the effort is “Higher In Love”, a soothing midtempo track with plenty of synth and strong vocals from Damon Trueitt. Stream “Higher In Love” below and purchase Take Off now (iTunes, Beatport).
BONUS: Temptations – Cloud Nine (FKJ remix)
William De Vaughn – Be Thankful For What You Got (FKJ remix)