Usually, if I have to imagine throwing many different styles together in a track, without any context I'd imagine a chaotic song as a result. Though, this couldn't be more further from the truth this time around for "Bewitchu" by Johnny Champagne.

You can find just about anything on this one - a melodic rap flow, funky bass line, minimalist drum beat, psychedelic dreamy synths, brass phrases and to top it all off, of course - a warm jazz piano.

Once you hear a track like that, you stop thinking of all those above as separate musical concepts but realize that actually - the combination of those is what actually constitutes some of the best neo-soul new age hip-hop. At least to me.

"Bewitchu" is out now, give it a listen!

posted by Chris
January 2021