Ben Alessi is an up-and-coming New York City singer-songwriter with a taste for the tropical and a love for the electronic. His voice is an instrument in itself on single “U” as he plays with melodies and staccato. There’s something in his delivery that says “Caribbean,” and now that Haitian-born Michael Brun has tackled the remix, it’s definitely got that island touch.
It’s only been a few months since the young multi-instrumental producer FØRD made his debut with the song “Take You Down” ft. Grace Hughes. In his first original release, he was able to establish a melodic groove and delicate orchestration that was lively but not overbearing. It was a blend of pop and future beat that rolled over with ease. For his second original release, he teams up with the New York-based rapper Fueg on the track “Touch”. He shows a darker heavier side of him, flexing trap sounds while still having a forward-thinking edge. There isn’t much to his catalog yet, but what is out there is promising.