Sylvan Esso - PARTISAN
FILTER Grade: 79%
By Angela Ratzlaff on June 13, 2014
Tropical, African. Soul, blues. R & B, simplicity. Sylvan Esso blends it all and makes preconceived notions of electronic-driven music parallels to unintelligent dubstep fade away. The group’s debut self-titled album opens with rich, rhythmic vocals from Amelia Meath, and electronic producer Nick Sanborn’s synths blast “Hey Mami” into pure bliss. “Coffee” drives contemporary soul into a build-up that leads to a sway-worthy “My Baby Does the Hanky Panky” segment. Pure dark, smooth genius.