Saturday, January 29, 2011

Instant Vintage

Much can already be said about Raphael Saadiq even before he decided to release his first solo record in 2004. Principle songwriter and musician of Tony! Toni! Toné! Saadiq already enjoyed mainstream success in the popular new jack swing genre of the early 90's, which combined elements of pop, funk, swing and soul. After the parting of Tony! Toni! Toné! Saadiq wrote for different artists such as D'Angelo, John Legend, TLC and Joss Stone. Paving the way for up and coming genre of Neo-Soul.

Instant Vintage hits on a more gospel dance sound, featuring heavy hits where he uses over emphasized bass lines along with heavy drum beats. A couple of the stand out tracks include "Body Parts" and "Doing What I can" featuring Angie Stone.