afropunk premiere: fly moon royalty – ‘unfinished business’ ep
By Sound Check
February 17, 2014
Today Seattle duo Fly Moon Royalty premiere their brand new EP, Unfinished Business (to be released tomorrow). The five-track project combines the talents of vocalist Adra Boo and the exceptionally versatile producer/musician Mike “Action J” Illvester who also doubles (or triples) up as an emcee.
By Ayara Pommells, AFROPUNK Contributor *
What’s awesome about the EP is the way both artists shine equally. Adra Boo’s vocals take the lead in the first two tracks “Pieces Of Me” and “No Pain No Gain” whereas the single “DNA” showcases Action J’s production abilities and even with the presence of airy, auto-tuned vocals, the song has the aura of a cool, spacey instrumental. On the final two songs “Step Hard” and “The Anthem” both unleash some of their renowned lyrical fire. This is that “Get up and bus’ a move” type of groove. There are elements of 80’s electronic and classic 90’s soul with a hint of futuristic goodness.
Unfinished Business is up tempo and delightfully diverse. It is an exhilarating 12 minutes and 55 seconds of soaring around the soul stratosphere. So fasten your seatbelts.
The electro soul pair also hit the road this week to kick off their west coast tour.
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