Rony Seikaly - Reform [Stride]


Rony Seikaly - Reform [Stride]

Fresh from a hat-trick of outstanding gigs at Space Miami, Hatch Dubai and The Gärten Beirut, Rony Seikaly quickly releases his third EP on his burgeoning imprint on Stride Records. The sound of Seikaly is very wide, taking on many styles, and this EP ' Reform' is properly named to complement this release's different vibes. The second track' Flux' is a collaboration with producer Antranig, based in New York. April 5th will drop the two-tracker.

'Reform' starts as a journey to Funky Town, with that carefree cocky step but a darker, more chopped-up vibe, spiced with cool, soulful vocal motifs. A complex, rippling synth tune is entering and becoming insistent, building into a breakdown brace where horn arpeggios keep building things. Nearly singable is the synth riff, the tune inevitably danceable.

'Flux' sees Rony and Antranig join forces again. It has a jazzier feeling and a beguiling narrative, as sibilant hi-hats back a strong beat into a noodling piano riff and echoing vocal patterns that build up a steep, sudden, sustained breakdown before the complete works drop again to keep feet moving.


1. Reform
2. Flux

Release Date: 5th April 2019