Dwayne - Looking Glass (2009)

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Dwayne's Looking Glass is a respect-your-elders type of album. Dwayne, a native New Yorker, is a young brother who likely grew up hearing funky bass playing, blaring horns, soulful Hammond B3 organ playing and some high-powered drumming around the house. He liked what he heard and decided that's the kind of music he wanted to make, and that is the kind of music that he made on his EP, Looking Glass. With only five tracks on this EP, Dwayne had to work to grab the listener's attention early. He didn't have time to kind of slide into the groove, and there is no wasted motion on this record. The listener will bouncing from the first track, a party song called "All Nite." Each song has its own personality, and Dwayne the singer inhabits each of them with vocals that have old school grit and a hip-hop soul swagger. Looking Glass is a record that serves up a nice helping of soul, funk and rock.

Dwayne's Looking Glass is a respect-your-elders type of album. Dwayne, a native New Yorker, is a young brother who likely grew up hearing funky bass playing, blaring horns, soulful Hammond B3 organ playing and some high-powered drumming around the house. He liked what he heard and decided that's the kind of music he wanted to make, and that is the kind of music that he made on his EP, Looking Glass. With only five tracks on this EP, Dwayne had to work to grab the listener's attention early. He didn't have time to kind of slide into the groove, and there is no wasted motion on this record. The listener will bouncing from the first track, a party song called "All Nite." Each song has its own personality, and Dwayne the singer inhabits each of them with vocals that have old school grit and a hip-hop soul swagger. Looking Glass is a record that serves up a nice helping of soul, funk and rock.

Notable tracks: Dwayne's Lament, Fever, Feenin'

Vocals: 3.0 stars
Lyrics: 2.5 stars
Music: 3.5 stars
Production: 3.0 stars
Soultracks Call: Recommended

By Howard Dukes

 

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