CloudShine is the type of album you start your day with. With Reva Devito’s soulful voice playing over Roan Namuh’s (pronounced ”rōne nAW-moo”) Hip-Hop beats I can’t help but to feel nostalgic and really free-spirited. Devito rides the beat like an early Jill Scott with a bit of a stronger indie influence and it drives me crazy in all the right ways. Not to mention, you can play the entire CloudShine album without skipping a beat. It dropped late June and houses dope singles like “Frozen and “Should Have Known” Featuring Tall Black Guy.
Earlier (and separate) projects by Devito and Namuh have included genre’s from R&B, Jazz, Disco, Electro, to Indie Pop, Dance and everything in between. All of which serve as obvious inspiration in tracks like “Merune” off of Roam Namuh’s 2012 Okhandsignal album or Reva Devito’s “They Say” from her 2010 The Catnip Collective. I definitely admire their artistic perspective of Hip-Hop that they share with the indie label Liquid Beat Records. And creatively, Portland is turning up to be something of a unique nesting ground. What are your thoughts on this up and coming city and modern Hip-Hop collective?
For more information, contact Liquid Record Beats at www.liquidbeatrecords.com
See Reva Devito at Facebook.com/RevaDevito and Roan Namuh at Facebook.com/RoanNamuh for contact details and upcoming shows.