【 Kill Him With Kindness 】
Aurora Dee Raynes it seems, came out of no where reaping a serious amount of buzz in the underground EDM circuits. With the release of their Do What You Do EP, they stepped out of the shadows on ‘Kill Him With Kindness.’
ADR formed in 2012 by singer Danielle Kranendonk (alias DanDans K) and producer Stephen Raynes (alias Touchy Subject). Raynes experimental sounds coupled with Danielle’s velvety vocals form one gorgeously blissed-out, neo-soul duo.
Mysterious and hypnotic atmospheres open, ‘Kill Him With Kindness‘. The track gradually evolves over a deep, heavy bassline with a smooth ambient drum ‘n’ bass groove.
Liquid rhythms along with fast, hard-hitting electronic beats create a colourful tapestry of imagery aided by sweeping pads. Chime tone arpeggios and splashes of sparkly percussive elements ebb and flow as Danielle’s soulful vocal weaves itself between urban beats and fidgety synths.
Close your eyes and imagine an artist with the wise hands of Taylor McFerrin. Then picture the electronic and downtempo skills a la Bonobo. In like manner, visualize the experimental touch of BADBADNOTGOOD and the soulful galactic approach like Flying Lotus… And you have Aurora Dee Raynes!
RIYL: Jill Scott, Robert Glasper, Dimlite, Taylor McFerrin, Jordan Rakei, BadBadNotGood