Skyscrapers, neon lights, illuminated billboards..Drujefe's music is certainly no country lane promenade. For today, let's leave our rural indie world behind and venture into an urban one.
The San Diego musician creates contemporary R&B with a distinctive record production style. The hip-hop elements are smoothed out by the lush vocal melismas and soul influences, though the drum machine-backed rhythms and dance inspired beats still give the roughness and grit necessary to the authenticity of this style. The auto-tune and the synths give a futuristic feel to the songs, though the lyrics still incorporate some of the genres common themes such as love and relationships. Drujefe achieves the perfect balance between soulfulness and grittiness, traditional and new and manages to greatly honour the 1980s disco demise.
For an old acoustic soul like me, Drujefe feels like a breath of fresh air!
Below are the videos of two of his singles Work and Right now. Watch out for Drujefe as he will release a new song next month, On Mommas.