This brings me back to all those beautifully honest, jazzily whimsical hip-hop productions, when I was spinning Little Brother (9th Wonder), PUTS, or a little farther back with Camp Lo. “Frozen” and the entire Cloudshine album pairs indie-soul singer Reva DeVito and depressingly amazing producer Roane Namuh. Together they construct a gorgeously grown-up hip-hop piece that makes me want to contact Mark Farina about putting this on the next Mushroom Jazz Compilation. Cloudshine is available for name your price on their Bandcamp, I grabbed it for free (no lie), but honestly, after listening to “Frozen” & “Champagne” 10 times in the past hour, I know I’m going to be rocking this album all summer, so a few of my dollars are definitely going their way. I want it on vinyl. period. Props to the crew at Middle White Class Noise for the heads up.
Cloudshine for name your own price via Bandcamp
Reva DeVito on Facebook
Roane Namuh on Facebook
Roan Namuh Official
Cloudshine streaming via Reva DeVito’s Soundcloud