First Listen: The Ladies of Skyy are back with A-P Connection

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(June 16, 2021) Since 2014, the Reims, France-based duo of Pierre Bonnet and Antoine Perez—better known as A-P Connection—have been building a following by merging their funky instrumental prowess with a combination of talk-box tracks and notable guest vocalists. The producers have just released the first taste of their fourth album, Wide Vision, with the supple and memorable “Love at First Sight.”

Led by longtime Skyy vocalist Denise L. Wilkinson and backed by her sisters Dolores and Bonné (collectively known as The Ladies of Skyy), the catchy and understatedly funky “Love at First Sight” embodies the rich melodic finesse and groove sensibilities of Skyy classics such as “Call Me,” “High,” and “Givin’ It (to You).” Wilkinson’s trademark sassiness envelops the verses with soulful style, and the choruses are brought to light with a pure vibrance that uplift the mind and move the bones.

(June 16, 2021) Since 2014, the Reims, France-based duo of Pierre Bonnet and Antoine Perez—better known as A-P Connection—have been building a following by merging their funky instrumental prowess with a combination of talk-box tracks and notable guest vocalists. The producers have just released the first taste of their fourth album, Wide Vision, with the supple and memorable “Love at First Sight.”

Led by longtime Skyy vocalist Denise L. Wilkinson and backed by her sisters Dolores and Bonné (collectively known as The Ladies of Skyy), the catchy and understatedly funky “Love at First Sight” embodies the rich melodic finesse and groove sensibilities of Skyy classics such as “Call Me,” “High,” and “Givin’ It (to You).” Wilkinson’s trademark sassiness envelops the verses with soulful style, and the choruses are brought to light with a pure vibrance that uplift the mind and move the bones.

Keeping in the tradition of forward-thinking retro-licious acts like Cool Million and Tuxedo, A-P Connection are cementing a firm foundation in groove land with tracks that shine with the luster of soul-funk classics while throwing in a complementary dash of modern technological nuances. “Love at First Sight” is a promising preview of Wide Vision, which also features the likes of Howard Johnson, Joyce Sims, and Junior.

by Justin Kantor

A-P Connection feat. The Ladies of Skyy
"Love At First Sight"

 

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