ADAM KAHATI, 2:25 (EP)
NYC producer Adam Kahati has the flair to create bright and easy-to-digest dance/pop, and his EP 2:25 has five shining examples of what to do right. You won’t hear a lot of splashy effects because they would take away what these solid songs have to offer. Adam surrounds himself with fine vocalists – you already heard Gabi Sklar last year in the standout “Tell Me”, and there’s also the crystalline voice of Danielle Goz in the country-tinged title song, Danni Carra and rapper Ben Beal in ‘Because Of You”, Jess Meilman in the gentle but club-worthy “Fall Into Place”, and an uncredited winner in another previous single, the tropical-flavoured “Let You Go”. But everything is spot on – all of the songs are positive and agreeable and, of course, danceable. Sure it’s not for those who like their dance music full of heavy drops and big synths, but trust me when I say that the songs in 2:25 will definitely leave you with a big smile on your face.