Jaqomo is an electronic music producer residing in Los Angeles. Allow her dreamy sounds to paint a picture in your mind as she takes you through a moving soundscape. Jaqomo’s experimental style includes funky backbeats fused with processed vocals and unique synth textures. Equipped with an ear for the unique and a creative mind, Jaqomo’s groundbreaking and genre bending arrangements will have you craving more. Her newest album “Vinyl” features an incredible set list of 16 tracks.
“Roadrunner” starts off the album with funky and retro guitars, the synth keys enter and paint the melody for a catchy and unique chill vibe. As the album transitions song to song, it’s almost telling a story within the order of tracks. “Avalanche” on “Vinyl” is related to its title in the way that the melody climbs and falls sporadically, it creates a perfect chaos that just makes sense. With a softer beat and lighter musical arrangements, it has you honed in on Jaqomo’s vast knowledge in music production. Another great track is “Magnetic Soul”, with it’s attention grabbing drop into a funky new sound, it demands to be heard. Retro synths and an alluring backbeat has you addicted for the entire song. The flute’s highs and lows create a flowing sound. The difference when the next track “Lounge” starts lets the beat flow into your veins. A simple riff remains the back melody in the entirety of the song while it transitions through layers of experimental sounds. Jaqomo shocks and awes her fans and listeners with the upbeat pop tempo and ironic change into “Eclipse”. Just like an eclipse, this track is an astronomical event. The ambient and soul-filled vibes send a lush neon sound blasting through the speakers.
“Rain”, titled for it’s droplet like effects throughout the track and its unique vibrance. Punching synths fused with electronic arrangements mix spectacularly with the overall ambient theme of this highlight in “Vinyl”. Jaqomo is further spreading her smooth textures across the entire album. “Keeper Of My Magic” leads with a purely acoustic guitar and a seductive electronic/R&B backbeat. Smooth effects paint the perfect melody for an addictive storyline to continue. Invigorating and energizing, “Keeper Of My Magic” adds yet another element of surprise to an incredible project. “The Reason Why” is the first track on the album to feature vocals! A beautiful and hypnotizing composition, the soft and intoxicating instrumentals are stunning. Compelling yet timid vocals take your mind on a journey through the melancholy emotions that “The Reason Why” exudes. “Simulation” leads with heavy electronic sounds lead into a mysterious and mesmerizing vibe. The dark, heavy background gives the track a hard hip-hop feel while the winding roads of synths fused together a deep house/trance feeling. Towards the end of the track “Simulation”, the electronic side of music fades out and your left with the dark backbeat, this assists with the smooth transition to “Digital Drop”. Despite the name, this is a track layered with hip-hop tunes. My personal favorite track on the album “Vinyl”, “Digital Drop” is the perfect song to sit back and relax to, or roll the windows down and go for a cruise. Upbeat and energetic, “Ibiza” explodes out of the speakers and brings the party vibe back into the album. As if I’m partying with friends on the Mediterranean Sea, “Ibiza” makes you feel every beat. The track features echoing drum sets and scales of descending electronic sound. “Zodiac” is the next track in “Vinyl”, it awakens the soul and transports the listener to an ambient place. Fresh and vivid chimes make there way through “Zodiac” and keep you entranced throughout. “Horizon” is the opposite of its predecessor, a house/dance track that will have you up and moving! “Horizon” provides consistent bass and high-hat synths that you can’t help but dance to.
When the theme of “Vinyl” slows into a light guitar riff all by itself I was taken a step back, but soon after the soulful rhythm enters “Nightingale” takes shape. The first hint of the storytelling “Vinyl” coming to conclusion, “Nightingale” feels like I’m coming down off of a roller coaster of highs and lows. “Rogue” is heavily layered with EDM/drum and bass sound. This track “Rogue” further builds the foundation and conclusion of “Vinyl” through it’s mellow yet addicting aesthetic. Last but far from leasr, “Premonition” enters with incredible style to conclude “Vinyl”. Staying true to its title, Jaqomo delivers groundbreaking futuristic mixes and fuses them into an expansive track. “Premonition” boats Jaqomo’s music production skill set and talented ear for invigorating sounds. It’s a lush ending to a primal and eclectic album and leaves the listener wanting more!
The polar opposite tracks side by side allow for an undeniable balance to be present throughout “Vinyl”. Intoxicating rhythms and a finely-calibrated production quality are the highlights of this overall sizzling album. Stay on the lookout for this naturally gifted, ambitious, experimental, Jaqomo.
Check Out “Vinyl” here and read more below about Jaqomo in our exclusive interview!
How challenging was it to create this?
It took me about a month of dedicated time to produce the tracks, and it was one of my easier albums to create because I had a better idea of what I wanted in terms of output.
What were some of your favorite and least favorite moments in the making of this album?
My favorite moments were working late at night when the rest of the world is sleeping, I find it easier to concentrate when there’s less distractions. My least favorite moment was waiting for the album to go live on all music platforms, as there was a delay in distribution.
How do you create your tracks?
I use a combination of programs including Logic Pro X and Ableton Live.
Who are your musical influences?
Growing up I was really influenced by The Doors and Tupac. They taught me that music is a great form of self expression.
What is the overall theme of “Vinyl”?
It encourages the listener to go on a journey of introspection while creating smooth textures and melodic beats.
What’s your favorite track on “Vinyl”?
I’m really happy with the way Digital Drop turned out.
What's next for you?
I’m currently working on my tenth album, and I hope my music reaches worldwide destinations.
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