The first time I heard this in the background, I thought to myself... "damn, did The Internet drop a new track?". Dope.

Turns out, the heroes behind "No Games" are some familiar and friendly faces. Producers Makzo & Sofasound teamed up with singer Vada so the creation of one of the most hands down awesome r&b releases I've heard in a while. I am so happy distance didn't stop these talented people to craft something so beautiful. Makzo is based in Montreal, Sofasound based in Florida, and Vada based in NYC.

“No Games” is reminiscent of 90s r&b, paying homage to some of the greatests like Aaliyah and Sade, while simultaneously incorporating modern electronic elements. The instrumental is driven by electric piano soul chords, complimented with off-grid snappy drums, a Moog style bass line, and later in the track, silence is broken with a bright saxophone solo. Fun fact - that solo? Done by Makzo’s dad!

The track is breezy af - perfect chill / lazy afternoon vibe.

posted by Ivo
May 2019