Big shout outs go out to all my Audio Junkies; once again it’s on!
Today’s Audio Fix is some serious heat from The Hybrid Label’s Jay Fenix, a music producer with some serious chops, who’s worked with industry powerhouses like Melanie Fiona. It features the soul songstress and Washington, DC native: Ari Lennox. The title of this track — “Feels Good” — epitomizes the energy and direction of this 50s era-, Motown-inspired track. As soon as the song opens, I am immediately induced to produce the warmest grin a gangster ever had.
Ari Lennox’s voice is absolutely magic on this track; the singer sustains a silky smooth timbre that sprawls astride a powerful vocal performance awash in a rich and flawless alto. This record displays the perfect symbiotic relationship between old school foundation and modern exterior; as the tune more than succeeds in maintaining its tandem of Top 40 appeal and classic doo wop sensibility — à la Diana Ross and the Supremes — to provide a musical masterpiece that manages to come across as familiar, organic and fresh — all at the same… damn… time.
“Oh you, I couldn’t manage; cause your loving me, loving me, loving me — oh! Don’t know what’s happening to me. So good, I can not speak.”
It is no coincidence that Jay Fenix’s production has backed some of the music industry’s notable heavyweights; nor is it any accident that Ari Lennox has been tapped by MTV’s journalists as an artist to be on the lookout for. Together, the two form a dynamic duo; these guys are on fire! I’m not the one to typically make these types of assertions in a blog, but somebody needs to get Andre 3 Stacks on this remix immediately.
Amidst the vapid climate of today’s entertainment industry; between the morose attitudes that we so often offer to one another and against the continuous doses of macabre delivered to us daily under the guise of current events across our globe, a song such as this — that genuinely inspires good vibrations — is so dearly needed. Kudos.
“And it feels so good now; said, ‘it feels so good now.’ Yes, it feels so good now; said, ‘it feels so good now.’”
Do yourself the favor of letting your starving ears get these audio drugs!