Postmodern textures that are as provocative as they are rich with vitality and vibrancy adorn the beats that greet us as we enter “Beatrice,” the new track from Wlady & T.N.Y. featuring Iossa. The rhythm of the song immediately grabs the lion’s share of our attention, even amidst the beautiful vocal by Iossa, which cascades from the heavens above and retains all of its immaculacy even when these Italian DJ’s are squeezing it between enormous melodies. “Beatrice” never wanders too far off the beaten path to be considered an exercise in experimentalism, but at the same time it would be difficult to argue that this isn’t among the most dynamic material that Wlady & T.N.Y. have created together in the studio. The substance of this music doesn’t come from its ability to make us want to dance in synchronicity with the beats, but rather through the relationship that is forged between the unforgivingly raw mix and the stately music that it supports. To call “Beatrice” engaging simply wouldn’t be doing it justice, but anyone who has already come in contact with these artists’ extraordinary work in the past could have predicted as much.
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It’s undebatable that everything about this single is larger than life and bombastically designed, but the music itself isn’t flanked with a campy plasticity or inauthentic confidence that often plagues European EDM that puts as strong an emphasis on lyrical content as “Beatrice” does. Iossa’s singing here is crucial to the realization of the underlying details in the instrumentation; without his leading us through the music with a sharp, ironic prose, I think that the song could have fallen victim to its own creative ambitions.
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That’s not to say that Wlady & T.N.Y. don’t hold up their end of the responsibilities in the studio with this track; in fact, quite the contrary. Their collaborative compatibility is exploited for everything that it’s worth in “Beatrice,” and instead of leaning more on the talents of one artist above the others, this actually feels like a vivid encapsulation of their collective skills in one convenient location. That’s not a simple task for any group of musicians to accomplish, let alone three artists with strong personalities in their own right.
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If electronic melodies with a slightly left-field bend are your style, you need to make a point of checking out “Beatrice” this winter. Its earnest, transcendent beats are enough to warm even the chilliest of days, and despite the fact that it was clearly conceived with a turntable destination in mind, I don’t think that it’s so constricted by its danceable nature that it can’t be enjoyed outside of the club in an ambient setting. I sincerely hope that we get to hear more from this lineup of Wlady, T.N.Y. and Iossa in the near future – as amazing as they are independently, they really make an unforgettable cocktail in this song, and I think that their brand of EDM is easily among the most potent and ingenious of any we’re seeing released in 2019. My advice? Do yourself a favor and give this single a spin as soon as possible.