Tuesday, 26 August 2008

CD Review: Raine - Dance With Me

Review by Stephen Harvey (a.k.a. DJ Fresh)

Andrew Brereton from the local band God Complex has been producing some alternative work from his usual drum and bass and electronika that he does for me, and has teamed up with Singer and Songwriter Raine Sumner from Canada.

They have created an unusual fusion of dance-pop and electronica that they are selling courtesy of CD baby.com.

Breo is a member of the duo 'God Complex' that are well known in Stoke-On-Trent underground hip hop and electronica music scene. He has collaborated and played live with all the major artists in the area, and God Complex are ever popular on BBC Radio Stoke Subculture, but this project was always going to be difficult to complete and it is to his credit it was finally finished.

Raine was born in Lytham St. Annes, England, and was raised in Ontario, Canada, and is a versatile and accomplished musician and singer songwriter. She has toured extensively in Canada in various bands honing her skills as a singer and playing bass guitar, acoustic guitar, and keyboards. Renowned U.S. vocal coach Seth Riggs once described Raine’s vocal ability as ‘a wonderful voice’, and her music has received reviews in acclaimed magazines such as Billboard; radio airplay in the United States, Canada and Europe; and broadcast on television shows in Canada, Sweden, United Kingdom, and the United States including MTV’s ‘Cribs’ and ‘Becoming' series.

Raine wrote and recorded this CD between 2007 and 2008 via the internet with Andy after discovering his talents courtesy of the social networking website myspace, and the two decided to collaborate and create something a little different for both of them.

Breo worked his usual magic on the music, and has also produced the album on his own, thousands of miles apart, and never having met face to face,this is quite an amazing achievement. To create a collection of songs that have emotive lyrics and strong melody lines is hard in the studio, but over the internet it is almost impossible.

The backdrop of addictive beats and captivating electronic synth sounds compliment both artists and this is well worth a listen if you’re inclined towards trance and dance.

Favourite tracks

There's no turning back

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