Kebomusic - The Experience (2013)

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When it comes to getting theirs as an independent artist today, those serious about their craft already know: one must perfect their art while simultaneously ear hustling in any avenue possible. Waiting for that niece with an internship at Big Baller Records to persuade the boss to catch your performance is a long shot at best and some real ingenuity can get the job done.
 
This common-sense approach is what Derrick Pryce, AKA Kebomusic, has endeavored to employ with The Experience, a CD that unites the Atlanta-based producer's self-made tracks with vocals from some of today's hottest underground performers.
 
Since Mr.
When it comes to getting theirs as an independent artist today, those serious about their craft already know: one must perfect their art while simultaneously ear hustling in any avenue possible. Waiting for that niece with an internship at Big Baller Records to persuade the boss to catch your performance is a long shot at best and some real ingenuity can get the job done.
 
This common-sense approach is what Derrick Pryce, AKA Kebomusic, has endeavored to employ with The Experience, a CD that unites the Atlanta-based producer's self-made tracks with vocals from some of today's hottest underground performers.
 
Since Mr. Pryce has been putting in work for years (the Ottawa, Canada native started shopping grooves in the 2000s and was featured on jazz saxophonist Derwin Daniels' 2007 release,  Journey), the selections are crisply created and segue from a variety of styles and approaches with ease. "Live Give Love" is mystical, yet mesmerizing, thanks to the effervescent gliding croon of Dawn McClain, and LaSonya Gunter's throaty soprano anchors the twinkling groove of the uptempo "Smile." New love and old baggage war for Tracy Cruz' heart on the compilation's first single, the apprehensive, but irresistible "All For You."
 
If the ladies bring the sunshine to the party, the gentlemen add a kiss of chill: Steve Wallace kicks off the jams with the acidic jazz vibe of the philosophical "Escalators," while Derwin Daniels wraps it all up with a sinuous and smoky "Cadillac Dreams," perfect for contemplative walks or steamy interludes. Kenny Wesley is featured twice, dipping and gliding around the evocative "Still Here" and adopting a breathy low-key persona on the turbulent "Indescribable."
 
Despite the relative brevity of the CD, The Experience is capable of moving the crowd, cooling out the rush hour drive and adding ambience to whatever moment one wishes to create (individually or otherwise). He may be one Atlanta's best kept secrets right now, but if Derrick Pryce continues to march to his own beats while others jam round pegs into square holes,Kebomusic's days of toiling under the radar are all but numbered.  Recommended. 
 
By Melody Charles
 
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