“London” will leave you kinda sorta breathless from Nashville’s @thisisMokita

MOKITA, “London”

If you’re not entirely familiar with Nashville vocalist Mokita, the name may be ringing a recent bell or two thanks to his stellar tones on R3HAB’s latest and very memorable “All Into Nothing”, which I wrote about last month.  Mokita’s latest solo work, “London” is a straight-forward travelogue about missing the one you love.  BUT it suddenly leaves you tongue-tied and kinda sorta breathless with a *deep sigh* that should say it all by the 35 second point when Mokita sings acapella “you would die if you knew I was here”.   And after that, there’s no turning back, you’re swept up and transported to London and engaged in a delightful love story that maybe ends a bit too soon.  “London” is delicious but lighter electronic dance pop than usual (and kudos to Armada for going with it), and strangely enough it uses a lot of the same tricks of more hardcore tracks – like pauses that could be otherwise be drops – that make you want more.  “London” could be a dark horse radio-hit-in-waiting to watch.

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“All Into Nothing” is a thoughtful downtempo deep house change of pace for @R3HAB with vocals by @thisisMokita

R3HAB & MOKITA, “All Into Nothing”

Award-winning Dutch producer/DJ R3HAB has made many dance bangers over the years, making him one of the most popular electronic dance artists in the world in the process.  So it’s nice to hear more downtempo deep house from him in the form of “All Into Nothing”.  It’s a collaboration with Nashville’s Mokito, providing the warm vocals over a complex, sweeping production which makes it rise above so many other electronic dance ballads, making it very radio friendly.  R3HAB has had 17 Billboard Dance/Electronic chart entries since 2013, reaching the Top 30 7 of those times (including last year’s “Hold On Tight” with Conor Maynard from R3HAB’s album The Wave, his third #1 on the Dance Club Play chart).  “All Into Nothing” should definitely help him get there again!

R3HAB

Published in: on December 22, 2018 at 11:53 pm  Leave a Comment  
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