Deep Cuts: Julia Losfelt [The Quiet Storm EP]

Welcome to Deep Cuts: A weekly column in which I will take you on a journey through the world of International DIY, the emerging music scene of self-production, self-promotion, self-emulation and self-proclamation. Let us begin.

In this moment, Paris has an interesting electronic scene that’s taking its first steps into daylight, and Julia Losfelt is on the forefront of the experiment. Right off the bat, let’s package the Quiet Storm EP neatly by acknowledging the trip hop vocal influences, the raver textures that have been masterfully re-saturated, and the ambient composition styles. These three derivatives do not intersect in the car-crash fashion that you’d expect but instead blend like all the happy colors we might use to paint this landscape. And surely, the Quiet Storm EP is a landscape of a time when the Earth was flat, in some beautiful ignorance to “the truth that is.” Through this emotive quality, each track references the modern timbre while pulling from the passion of the past leaving no part stagnant. Everything is alive. Everything vibrates. Everything aims to please.

A track like “Away” has the potential to catch and cradle your soul as well as anything. It evokes a slow motion living that sets a soundtrack to life, refusing to smile or frown. It simply exists as an uninvolved and uninterested beauty.

This 22-year-old producer, singer and songwriter often understates her birth into the scene with her cover of “Mojo so Dope” (Kid Cudi) along side her feature on Andrea’s “By This River.” Her masterful composition and patient understanding of song development brings a soft touch to an electronic scene otherwise overwhelmed by raw power. “Chill” is not a word that should ever be used in a music review, though tracks like “Up Today” contain a frost bitten feeling that numbs the eardrums and turns daily stress to pure infatuation. While remixes by Bear//Face and Dream Koala simmer the tracks to a standing position. The EP, though short, is crafted masterfully. You can see where Losfelt took the time for every melodic placement. Nothing happens on accident and that is why the Quiet Storm EP holds up. Above all, her voice brings beauty.

 

Check out Julia Losfelt’s Soundcloud and Moose Records

text by: Andrew Prieto










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