artem, body of work, mess kid, ericalandia

We first ran across Artem when he probably just stepped out of his teens. Working under the name Mess Kid, he was tumbling between Brooklyn and Jersey a lot working on club music. There was a buzz amongst our friends about this super quiet, tall kid. A buzz about his potential. Fast forward about 6 years to his edits and a whole all-fire remix project called RIH-MIX, dedicated to Rihanna  that spans several genres and tempos. Now, finally he’s stepped into the world of a vocalist. Debuting his sound on a 5 track EP titled Body of Work.

Beguiling right off the bat, the crushable combination of vocals and production have you lay down your defenses and draws you in.  What’s interesting is that the three middle songs in the project lean heavy into Mess Kid’s electronic music production wheelhouse but are bookended by two tracks that we can only describe as a dreamy new-wave reimagining of Doo-Wop/Rhythm and Blues. Somehow Artem managed to weave a common audio aesthetic through all five tracks to make it work out in a lovely kind of way.

Released by Trax Couture out of London


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