R3HAB Connects With Kelvin Jones on a Trip “Downtown”
Article by: Kyle Dusterhoft
Coming together for their first track together, R3HAB and Kelvin Jones link up for an instant summer hit in “Downtown.” It’s a simple house track, yet it carries a catchy bassline combined with soulful vocals that almost begs for the hit to be played at clubs.
“Downtown” starts off with kicks and snares which slowly lead into a short bassline setting the scene for this track. This bassline breaks down shortly after beginning which allows Kelvin Jones to enter into the song with his vocals. Kelvin softly enters and starts singing about a perfect night in the city. His vocals continue to become more powerful through the chorus. Then comes the drop, which blends together Jones’ vocals and a bouncy bassline.
R3HAB expressed that “‘Downtown’ is a club-inspired record with a bouncy beat drop and a pulsing bassline that support powerful vocals from Kelvin Jones. We wanted to capture the magic of the perfect night in the city. You're with your friends, the club's bass is beating through your blood, your legs are sore from dancing all night... You feel invincible."
"'Downtown' is a mood in a song!” Jones reflected. “We imagined how it would feel to be in New York cruising downtown in a Cadillac and what song you'd want to hear. This inspired the whole song. In an era where every song is overloaded with things going on, we decided to go against that and keep it as minimal and laid back as we could whilst still keeping the groove going."
Stay tuned for this week's New Music Friday Playlist to find “Downtown” and other newly released tracks on Spotify. You can connect and listen to R3HAB and Kelvin Jones with the links below!
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