Dreamy Downtempo from Birmingham. - Listen to Itona: First Light
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posted 08 Jan 2021 by Krister Axel
This seething mixture of downtempo groove and swirling electronica moves in waves of warm synth tones and percussive rhythm.

James Vine, aka ENiGMA Dubz, begins 2021 with a euphoric follow up to last year's "Reverie" EP. New single "First Light" offers a glimmer of hope and warmth as we say goodbye to a turbulent 2020.

This seething mixture of downtempo groove and swirling electronica moves in waves of warm synth tones and percussive rhythm, leaving a sense of tranquility and peacefulness in its wake. The heartbeat kick-drum creates a sense of suspension, as if we are floating in a cloud of of breathy wind-flutes and multicolored chem-trails. "First Light" is a stunning electronic work that touches on many styles - like Ambient, Downtempo, Lo Fi, and Trip-Hop - to deliver a few blissful minutes of sonic chill.

Meaning ito - love, na - summer in Japanese, the Itona project was inspired by the UK lockdown due to COVID-19.

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Ashland, Oregon

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.


Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist


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