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Exmag’s latest offering “Zoonis 1” is the perfect mesh of electronic soul and hip hop

16 August 2019, 09:00 | Written by Bella Fleming

US future soul trio Exmag have teamed up with Minnesotan rapper Lucien Parker to add a hint of hip hop on “Zoonis 1”.

With glittering background synths and sharp electronic melodies, “Zoonis 1” has a distinct supernatural vibe. The collaboration with Lucien Parker adds a juxtaposing yet complementary layer to the track, his flow adding a sense of serenity to the more choppy electronic synth counter melody.

Initially opening with a fuzzy and distorted sound, the development of the track sees a more future soul element subtly creep through; with smooth synth melodies.

“I knew I loved the track after hearing the first eight bars,” Lucien Parker comments on the track. “It was almost like this entrancing display of evolution. I wanted to create words that brought us back to our core primal instincts, dramatising the reality of an animalistic world-still present in modern day life. The microaggressions, the one-percenters, the 'dog eat dog' mentality. At some point we might face something that reminds us just how small we are to the rest of the universe, that materialism is a distraction, that walls can come down... Then what?”

“Zoonis 1” is out now via 3 Bar Fire Records. Find Lucien Parker and Exmag on Facebook.
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