TRACK REVIEW: Faithful Johannes x Neocia – Ultra Deep | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Rapper Faithful Johannes and producer Neocia’s debut collaboration (full album due in September), plays out as a gentle dreamscape, gazing up at the night sky. The beat is slower than most hip-hop, with reverb keyboards and a simple melody picked out over the top to complete a languid late-night groove that sounds like boom bap taking a well-earned rest.

The vocal style gives a spoken word poetry that breathes life into the track; but then the lyrics start to shine through, and there’s a wonderful disconnect between the subtle relaxation of the beat with the starstruck anxiety of the lyrics. In short, it is a masterpiece. The duo will be performing live in the Spring, so start stargazing now.


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