byhaze got that “magnetic” positivity
By Sound Check
March 25, 2019
Before we knew Shane “Haze” Fuller as a musician, we knew him as a community organizer and activist, co-founder of the Newark, NJ-based Them Cloud Kids non-profit that works on youth empowerment and creative expression via the methods of Ubuntu, a South African philosophy that encourages human kindness and compassion. In other words, a serious-enough fellow that we thought music might just be a hobby. Oh, hell no! Listening to “Magnetic,” Fuller’s banging new single under his solo name BYHAZE, it is obvious that music is hardly a side-hustle.
A blend of old-school soulful vocals and harmonies, house music rhythms, and wavy vibes (courtesy of local producers Ezrakh and Nadus), “Magnetic” brings the positivity that Fuller utilizes in his day-work, and applies it to a club tune that is both low-key and glorious, yet also insistent as hell. You’ll be happy hearing it at peak-time, and glad to know that the person making this music is putting in time for causes greater than just good bops. Though, of course, nothing wrong with that either.
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