Two months ago, the french producers of Keadz released their “Amulette Magique” EP. The release invited all their listeners on a journey to Egypt. It’s still not too late to get on board, and it would be a real shame to miss it.
“Amulette Magique” (Magic Amulet in French) tells the story of a quest to find a lost amulet in Egypt. Impossible then, not to have Cairo in mind by night; the remnants of pyramids and other edifices standing out on the clear sky in an amzing contrast of shade and light. Impossible not to remember all the local magical stories like Aladdin or The 1001 Tales of the Arabian night. This is precisely the atmosphere Keadz’s EP attempts to illustrates to us.
The percussions can definitely remind us of the Orient, but more than that, this EP is a true amulet because it is powerful. It speaks to the ear, to the mind and to the soul. With such an inspiration, the EP could only be coherent and consistent. There is a great variety in rhythms and dynamics for only five tracks. ”Or Jaune” (Gold) is the perfect example for these variations that totally capture the listener’s attention. But really the entire EP is worth listening and listening again.
The choices of vocals are pure genius. They sampled a very well-known song: The Rhythm of the Night; Breathe by Sean Paul ft. Blu Cantrell; yet they are hardly recognizable because so well-arranged. Only an evanescent sense of the original songs remains, and that’s how it’s genius.