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Listen: Azekel - "Chronophobia"

12 November 2014, 08:53 | Written by George O'Brien

We've been enamoured with Azekel for some time now. Ever since the London singer-songwriter emerged with the wholly honest, emotionally-charged "A Song To An Unborn Child" back in early 2013, he has been drip-feeding brilliantly smooth R&B to the world, gaining increasingly deserved support in the process.

The summer's Prince-endorsed "New Romance" felt like particular step up for Azekel and this latest cut continues in a similar vein: the production has developed, manipulating his voice to bed beneath typically caramel melodies, with a gentle doff of the hat (one of his many) to Kanye. Add some jazz-insfused brass to the metronomic rhythm, dark rumbling bass synths and Michael Jackson-esque vocal punctuation and the recipe for an impeccibly cool new track is complete.

It feels like Azekel has really found his niche and, along with the likes of PMR's Dornik, is embracing intelligent R&B to ready himself, and the entire new music world, for big things in 2015.

To appear as part of a larger body of work in the new year via Thunderlightning Recordings, stream the latest attention-grabber "Chronophobia" below; there is no way we're letting him waste his time.

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