Featured Song: Ellzo – Blow Ya Mind.
Ellis Folkes a.k.a. Ellzo has a sound not unlike fellow UK native Sam Gellaitry‘s – high praise given the latter’s absolute explosion this year, including his first California show courtesy of LA based party-throwers Brownies and Lemonade. Although many similarities exist between the artists – including groovy and soulful vibes, staccato synth hits, and breakbeat arrangement – the two each have their own fresh, addictive sound.
Ellzo’s latest, “Blow Ya Mind,” features his own vocals, plucky synths, and his self-described “kicks & cool panning tricks.” The percussion on the track is, as per usual, wonderfully contagious and upbeat, and a mix of classical instrumentation, including a hint of trumpet, helps to add an extra touch, cementing this one’s groove.
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