Paradise (ft. Makai Langi)
First off, I fucks with the production on Paradise. Produced by New York producer Austin Marc, it has an electronic tropical sounding undertone with dreamy and stoney elements. Like the mixtape’s title, Her Summer, seems to be a mix of chill love songs that can be played at parties, in your car, or in more intimate settings. Mixing and mastering was done by Marc Solomon, in Hollywood, CA.
Lyrically, Eddie tells the story of a summer fling on this track. I'm not a singer but I’m a fan of his voice. He reminds me of a younger and a more neo-soul sounding Andrew Garcia. Big credits to the mixing/mastering too. This song has a feature by Makai Langi, of which his smooth and versatile sound compliments this track well. I like that he rapped and sang on his part.
Production credits go to Sango and mixing/mastering by Marc Solomon. This song is a great compliment to Baby and Paradise. Both tracks had a more electronic sound on production, whereas this one has an acoustic focus, and I feel Eddie’s singing stands out more on this track. It sticks with the theme of summertime and summer love, with Eddie’s poetic and sensual vibe. I also get a 90s and 2000s R&B vibe from this track.
Stay tuned for Eddie Gun’s Her Summer to drop very soon. Collaborations for this project include Shing02, Pilau Diamond, The Lord Chocolate, and more. Eddie stated that he wanted to create a unique vibe on this project, combining Hawaii and LA artists.
Wassup OTDHipHop supporters! Summer 2017 is flying by...I wish nothin’ but wealth and prosperity to all yall. Thank you for following OTDHipHop, and don’t forget to share this platform with your friends! Today, I’m hella stoked to share this week’s Track Tuesday, featuring Eddie Gun’s newest single “Baby” (feat. Kelsey).
Eddie Gun recently released “Baby” (feat. Kelsey), produced by Ames Ollie, via Eddie’s Soundcloud. To me, this track has a summer love type of feel to it. The cover is simple, using a swimming pool graphic, which I really dig. Sonically, I hear elements of R&B and Rock on the production. While Eddie’s not a hip hop artist per se, his vibe and sound is fluid.
Overall, “Baby” is a slapper in my opinion. It fits the summertime weather, and can be played in social and intimate settings. Eddie Gun’s voice and style reminds of Frank Ocean, Andrew Garcia, the new Tyler the Creator album, Kali Uchis, Mac Demarco and just overall, California indie vibes. but I’m definitely respect his own writing and singing abilities. My only critique for this track is that I wish it was longer! Lol. We shall see I guess.
Track 1: Buy Me
Off top, beat and flow is fire! This is a really nice track, sonic quality is clear and matches Pedro’s lyrical content and style. Production is great; it starts off with a down south type of vibe but has different kicks and extra sounds throughout the track that hints trap and hype vibes. Ima have to bump this in my car again, which is ironic because the EP is called Car Tunes. I dig Pedro’s lyrics and flow on this beat; it’s clear and easy to understand but there are different mixing elements (voice filters, echos, etc) on the track that keep me engaged as a listener. The song itself seems to be an inspirational “grind” type of track, Pedro is definitely a talented emcee. He has a solid hook, with different storytelling elements on his verses and switches up his flow from time to time. The only critique I have is that I don’t really know how the song fits its title “Buy Me,” but I’ll leave that to Pedro to explain since it’s his work of art.
Track 2: Fulfill
This track has a more melodic tone, starting off with the piano and then drums. Pedro basically sings the hook, and follows it with his verses. This song seems to dig deeper into Pedro’s life and persona, mentioning about his time in the army and aspirational dreams to become a known artist. I really like how he incorporates the word fulfill, ending each of his verses with “go and get your fulfill,” and then followed by the hook. The hook is deep and melodic, ending with the statement “We all gotta pay a price to get what we want in life.” Another great production, and props on the mixing elements again.
Track 3: You
This is the final track on the Car Tunes EP. Production and mixing are great; I dig the R&B and Pop vibe on this song, especially on the hook. Pedro’s verses are on point, like the rest of this project. He picks up the pace of his flow on this song and I appreciate that as an emcee. I felt that the verse content didn’t really match the hook’s lyrics, but I do get that the vibes go well together regardless. The vibe of the song basically talks about keeping your business and grind on the low, ‘cause you never know who might be lurking, and also to stay focused on yourself and less on others.
Overall, I give this project a solid 4 out of 5 rating. I really liked the production and mixing elements sonically, on each of the tracks. I am also impressed with Pedro Ramon’s flow and lyrical ability. I look forward to hearing more projects from him as he continues to pursue his music career and lifestyle.
Pedro Ramon is an emcee/songwriter from Jersey City, NJ, currently residing in Hawaii. He served 8 years in the U.S. Army and is a proud veteran. His music is truthful, heartfelt, and original.
For more info on Pedro Ramon and his music, visit his website.
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