Old Skool QueenE - Christmas Cheer
Washington DC, United States
Overall Impression: Just in time for the Holidays, Old Skool QueenE delivers the gift of infectious rhythm with her release of "Christmas Cheer." The Washington D.C. based songwriter puts a local go-go spin on her original carol, as congas and shakers mesh with sleigh bells to create a festive groove with plenty of variety and bounce. QueenE's soulful vocals are bolstered by funky keys and short bass stabs as she serves up a heaping helping of season's greetings on "Christmas Cheer", an urban contemporary Christmas jam that would be sure to liven up any Holiday party or gathering.
Strongest Point(s): Excellent concept, not sure I've ever encountered a Christmas themed go-go track before. Decent mix, everything comes through nice and clear (I'll get into that more in the next section). The most important thing in this genre is the groove, and you definitely nailed that down. All of the various percussion elements come together nicely, it's got a great swing. Fantastic bass line. Nice little synth accents. Keys sound really good. Solid vocal performance. All in all, you've got an outstanding track here, very nice job!
Target Audience Appeal: Fans of Go-go, Funk, Soul, Hip Hop, RnB, Holiday, Contemporary Gospel
Artist target suggestions: Chuck Brown, Rare Essence, Black Heat, Experience Unlimited, Junk Yard Band, Trouble Funk, Mambo Sauce, Maiesha Rashad
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About the Reviewer:
Steven Azami is a multi-instrumentalist with over 25 years of experience in the music industry. Both as a touring/session player and as a producer, his career has spanned nearly every genre, from bluegrass to jazz, from rock to reggae. In addition, his work as a music educator has allowed him to cultivate and foster talent among the next generation of musical explorers