At a ripe age of 16 years old, Netherlands-based producer Singularis has created a breathtaking collage of music called Evening Hours. A charming and mesmerizing album. Evening Hours is a twelve track collection of instrumental hip hop, trip hop, and lounge cuts recorded by the beat-making wunderkind. Animated with rhythm, invigorating drum patterns, languid instrumentals, and intoxicating atmospheres, Evening Hours is a fascinating album suitable for the lounge, the home, and the ’phones. Highlights include “4 Momz” with its hypnotic melody, laid back 87 BPM beats, smooth synth lines, and round, subtle sub bass. “Take Me Inside” is an album favorite with sweet flanging synths, a juicy bass line, crisp clapping snares, apt beat repeats … satisfactory and majestic sounds all the way. “Stronger” features groovy upright bass notes, an infectious xylophone melody, and filtered effects, making for a solid gorgeous piece. “Tonight” adds a bit of funk to the equation with a popping bass guitar, 80’s style funk synths, and a rhythmic clav motif completing the track’s feel good party vibe. “Tell Me Why” is another creative concoction as a snippet of a stellar male vocal croons over steady beats and relaxing piano. “Wandering” completes our sampler with compelling bright synths, a bumping low end, and a cool, appealing sway. Sit back and get lost in Evening Hours, the promising debut from Singularis who is certain to become a mainstay of the future downtempo scene.
All Good Funk Alliance - “Super awesome … takes me back.”
Moodymanc - “Great vibe about these tracks.”
Stereo 77 - “I love it, and I truly can’t say anything better than that.”
Inland Knights - “Great tracks … I’m liking them all.”
Ed Royal (Innvision Records) - “High class production with phat beats and a lot of feeling … love it!”
Quincy Jointz - “Very nice chill vibes. ‘Tonight’ and ‘4 Momz’ are my favourites.”
Brandon Bass (Hub City Music) - “Cold Busted stands for quality and this is no exception. Great release as usual.”
Basement Freaks - “I am chillin’ with these sounds!”
Erik The Red (Giant Step) - “Hot damn … this kid is only 16?!?! Beats are on point!”
Jamie Topham (CDPool) - “Cool blissed out riddims from Singularis and Cold Busted…. sweet and soulful jazz fusion downtempo goings on here.”
Kosmas Epsilon (Epsilon Trax) - “Heavy beats, especially from someone sixteen years old! Diggin’ this a lot.”
Andy Wilson (Ibiza Sonica) - “Loving this … perfect beach bar vibes and day time Sonica soundtrack.”
Al Bradley (Deadbeat Disco Radio Show) - “Wow, this is really something special - kind of St. Germain-esque in spirit, full of warmth, and also effortless quality. I can’t believe this is from a sixteen year old! Amazing.”
Available now from Beatport.