Thursday, July 1, 2010

5 MAGAZINE MUSIC REVIEW: FLORA CRUZ - OVERCOME EP - FEBRUARY 2008



West End Records' Adam Cruz produced this six track EP for Flora Cruz, much of it on the gentler, relaxed and more sophisticated side of the dance music spectrum. The original mix is a funky number with a dirty sound that doesn't go too high or low but stays in the pocket. Much of the material on the EP plows ground that the Brand New Heavies broke some time ago ­ Flora Cruz is actually a dead ringer for N'Dea Davenport when she opens up her voice in the chorus. "Let the Sunshine Out" is actually a really great piece of musicianship ­ I don't mean in the complexity but in the finer points of crafting a great song. I can think of a few people who would be turned on by this and like to hear it as a disco remix.