Gawvi - Lost In Hue

Published Wednesday 27th December 2017
Gawvi - Lost In Hue
Gawvi - Lost In Hue

STYLE: Dance/Electronic
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 162885-25090
LABEL: Reach
FORMAT: Digital Only EP

Reviewed by Andy Shaw

Gawvi, real name Gabriel Alberto Azucane, has made a name for himself as a sought after producer working with the likes of Trip Lee and Lecrae and as a skilful exponent of pop dance and EDM winning a Dove Award for his production work on the latter's 'Anomaly' LP. Opener "In The Water" is built on a foundation of pulsing synth chords that ring out as a funky bass line builds through the verses before the beat kicks in for the chorus flowing naturally from laid back to pumped up without ever being in your face. The theme continues on "Late Nights" with another funky bass riff kicking in after a dramatic intro of staccato synths and echoed vocals. However the track doesn't have the same natural flow and feels a bit disjointed as sections crash into each other. "Out My Mind" features LA-based singer/songwriter Jordan Powers on vocals and is probably the high point of the record creating a carnival party atmosphere with the use of flute and saxophone lines and a bass-heavy lead line. Closer "You Are" provides a more mellow and reflective end to the record with instrumentation stripped back allowing the vocals to stand out with the lyrics focussing on God's revelation "now I know your relentless love for me."

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