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CE unveils single 'Soulstiss' + plays Rockwood tomorrow (02.08)

Soulful and lyrically enticing, CE delivers avant soul that's easy on the ears. Single "Soulstiss," based on looped, evocative vocal samples and minimal electronic drums, fluctuates between Hip Hop and R&B, but builds on an atmoshpere and production a lot moodier than those genre got us used to, transporting the listener into a spiritual realm where CE's smooth vocals act as a comforting agent. The emerging Brooklyn artist self-produced this track, which will be included in his forthcoming LP, "Songs in the Key of Solitude," with the help of Will Fraker and Matt FX. If this song is any indication of how it will sound, we can certainly look forward to feeding our souls. Catch him playing this Wednesday the 8th at Rockwood Music Hall with Space Captain & Bells Atlas. - Lea Phillips


CE, Krychek, and Kala & the Lost Tribe to play National Sawdust's "THE REVOLUTION VOL. 11" on 1/21

Now in its 11th edition, "THE REVOLUTION" concert series at National Sawdust has consistently held it down by featuring talent both top-notch and under the national radar, but always local. Which is the reason why this ver blog decided to partner with them! This month's cream of the crop features CE of Quincy Vidal spitting and singing his solo stuff, Krychek's bizzare electropop and the loungy hip-hop of Kala and the Lost Tribe

CE (pronounced "See," pictured) is 1/2 of NY indie-rap stalwart Quincy Vidal, also an established emcee/producer. His solo recordings feature sedated instrumentals and potent lyrics that are mostly rapped but often sung as well. Krychek, the only non hip hop artist on the bill, will break the funky grooves with music that sounds like a surprisingly functional marriage between Nine Inche Nails and Tears for Fears. Their punky, spacy electropop is at times unstable, at others tranquil but always transfixing.  Kala and The Lost Tribe serve the classic, never cliché, combo of poignant, clever rapping over jazzy, keys-driven backing tracks. Check out their recent single/video 'Chill" streaming below.

You can catch these NYC artists live at The National Sawdust on 1/21 - and copies of The Deli will be there! —Henry Solotaroff-Webber


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