New Music Critique: Veekay

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Contact: vskhumalo87@gmail.com

Web: ampl.ink/ZDOmn

Seeking: Bookings, TV/Film Placement
Style: Afro Tech, Dance

South African jazz drummer Vusi Khumalo has a batch of songs that mix beats with electro elements, and this formula allows him to show off strengths and shortcomings. Propelled by a tribal beat, “Curtain Call” has a basic drum & bass setup along with a souful yet nasally lead vocal that laments “This love has stopped breathing.” “Shapeshifting” has great percussion that adorns its upbeat message: “Beautiful people, fly like an eagle!” The love song “Always and Forever” features lots of percussion touches and an overall rich fabric of sound. As well recorded as these songs are, however, we urge Khumalo to find a producer to take him away from basic samples, string synth pads, and amateur production elements..