Adoration: “Converse Girl” by @Cuginiofficial

CUGINI, “Converse Girl”

Toronto singer/producer/DJ Cugini (Adam Bertucci) continues to shake up the EDM and hip hop worlds with his unique style and outlook.  Once again employing the fine voice of Pauly Canzio, “Converse Girl” is a compelling story about being in love with a “bad” girl that you want to treat right and for whom you want to be there.  A sure enough pop song switches mode after the two minute mark with lots of hip hop attitude and subtle electronics to create a backdrop for a fascination with her Converse shoes.  But the overall affect is love and respect, despite the additional obsession.  While “Converse Girl” has the marks of a true original, I don’t think it would hurt to have some uptempo remixes of the song which could add some additional flavour and dimension.  Give the video (above) some of your time and get to know Cugini.

Published in: on November 24, 2014 at 12:10 am  Leave a Comment  
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Meet the EDM/Hip Hop Flavours of @CuginiOfficial with “Activity”

CUGINI, “Activity”

Canadian singer/producer Cugini marries a unique blend of EDM and Hip Hop along with pop/rock in his songs, though on his Facebook page he calls it S.P.E.C.H (Sexy Punk Electro Contemporary HipHop).  This came across impressively and confidently in concert when he opened for Mike Tompkins on August 10 in Toronto.  Though other songs skew a more dance club friendly pop-oriented sound, Cugini (aka Adam Bertucci, along with vocalist Paul-luca “Pauly” Canzio) delivers a slamming, deep and dirty style on his second single “Activity”, which draws happily from the likes of Skrillex and Eminem as it does from post-grunge rock, and a comparison to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis is not unworthy.  Watch for an EP sometime this Fall from Cugini.

Published in: on August 13, 2014 at 4:05 pm  Leave a Comment  
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