Derek Delacroix is a music producer/DJ from San Diego that mixes elements of Hip-Hop, Reggae, Soul, Jazz and Dance Music to create his own original compositions. Delacroix has his music collection embedded on the Soundcloud platform.
Twenty-four tracks span a wide range of electronic music sub-genres from Dub to Ambient to Trip-hop. The music throbs slowly but insistently, snatches of melody draws you in, while the beat is stimulating but relaxing at the same time. Welcome to Derek Delacroix, your ticket to a spacious mood, a place where cares do not exist and pleasure is abundant.
The ocean of beats and sounds washes across the shores of your mind, gently hypnotizing away the craggy realities that soon seem many miles behind you. Sound too good to be true? Not in this case. I’ve been through hundreds of so-called chillout, ambient and trip-hop albums and discovered that most of them are bland, boring, and simple sonic filler.
With today’s electronic gear it’s all too easy to make frothy sounds. Any fool can push a slider, but it’s very hard to get it right. As in all musical genres, only a small percentage of artists are really gifted. Derek Delacroix very much is, at least on some of the music in his current collection. You’ll get that spacious feeling, the warmth of the strong but mellow beats, and actual musical artistry.
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Throughout the songs, subtle variations ease you imperceptibly, from one track to another without losing interest. These songs are rare gems. They can be played in almost any setting, and will win over non-electronic music lovers. If you have any desire whatsoever for that elusive sound called ‘trip-hop’, this collection is absolutely essential for your playlist.
All songs are written and produced by Derek Delacroix. There is consistency throughout, as each song reflects varied world influences. Track for track, this music will satisfy, whether you’re looking for something to chill you or to move you. Tracks like “Bounce City”, “Subterranean Dance Party”, “Echoes”, “Stealth Dub”, “Voyager 1”, “Light Speed Chase”, “Tuff Gong”, “Space Safari”, “East to West” and “The Wind in the Willows”.
If you enjoy slightly offbeat, not-quite-New Age, not-quite-techno, not-quite-pop music with cool instrumentation and arrangements, not to mention flawless production, you will enjoy this. It transports you through a journey literally. The songs blend into each other beautifully and seamlessly. It is a wonderful example of a music genre so intelligent, well-formed, and, most importantly, entertaining, that it captivates far beyond the loud, brash noise of the pop culture.
Consider adding Derek Delacroix to your collection. You’ll be really glad you did.
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