JKriv brings together a cast of featured hometown Brooklyn talent on his Something Else EP to deliver dynamic songwriting with club-ready vibes. His A1 track, “The Title Track,” features an explosive hook and soaring vocal performance from Brandon Markell Holmes as he centers the entire composition around live instrumentation that takes center stage throughout its soulful duration; it builds towards one final peak before closing out strong at just over two minutes long (don’t worry it’s not too short!).
Guests Nic Hanson & Phenomenal Handclap Band help intone hope into listeners’ hearts during these powerful lyrics: “I won’t give up try again/ Until I get what I deserve.”
The laid-back boogie groover Shoulda Been Me is given an elegant twist with heavy bass, percussive rhythms and serene synth work to support the layered vocal textures by Toribio (of Conclave). Detroit legend Alton Miller takes this tune in a classic soulful deep house direction where he uses his trademark rhodes pattern as well as solid drums which showcase how talented this talent really seems.
Who is JKriv?
JKriv is the musical project of Brooklyn-based producer, multi-instrumentalist and composer Jason Kriveloff. Jason has been involved in various musical projects over the years, including Escorts and as a touring musician for lots of different artists. In 2010, he founded the record label Razor-N-Tape, which has released music by the likes of Jacques Renault, DJ Harvey, Ray Rumours & Phil Weeks.
JKriv’s talents extend beyond the studio and DJ booth as co-owner of respected Brooklyn record label Razor N Tapes. RNT now boasts a nearly 100 release deep catalog that has garnered support from some big names in modern club radio spins to name only ones who love it! This is one independent dance music label you don’t want miss out on
Razors’ success story begins back when its founder André retirement seemed inevitable after 20 years working at another company just down the street where he had always wanted to establish his own successful business specializing in making people dance.
Who is Alton Miller?
Alton Miller is a Detroit-based musician, producer and DJ. He is best known for his work as a member of the group Innerzone Orchestra, as well as for his solo productions and remixes. Miller has released music on a number of different labels, including Planet E, KMS, Transmat and Rush Hour.
He has also performed live and DJ’ed all over the world, including appearances at the Detroit Electronic Music Festival, Movement and Ibiza’s Space club.
What is Razor-N-Tape?
Razor-N-Tape is a Brooklyn-based record label founded by JKriv in 2010. The label specializes in house and disco music, and has released music by the likes of Jacques Renault, DJ Harvey, Ray Rumours & Phil Weeks. Razor-N-Tape has also released a number of JKriv’s own productions, including this new Something Else EP which comes out on streaming service and vinyl on the 8th of July 2022. Get it here.
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