Album Watch: Ride The X/Coke With Cheri Coke & MeLo-X

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

A natural high is promised with X/COKE, the collaborative EP from singer Cheri Coke and producer, MeLo-X, and it's delivered.

After being bought n' sold with tracks like "Free" and "The Interlude", my attention toward this alliance became apparent, and just a week after letting myself go into their vortex of electronic chill-out, here they come 'round with the full EP that expands on the fruits of their late night sessions in the studio.

Nighttime is definitely the right time to be engaging in this seven-track EP, as MeLo-X's mellow production, and Cheri's angelic coo of a voice blend together and pour like warm milk that settles your nerves and sinks you into full relax mode.

Along with "Free" and "The Interlude", the skittish "The Garden Of Eden" traipses in with sonic urgency, while "Lite Years" is escapism at it's finest as you feel yourself just being lifted up---and it's actually the best moment on here. Portishead's "Sour Times" is pretty much the go-to song for whenever someone in the Soul music umbrella wants to branch out and be alternatively cool, but out of all variant covers of this track that I've heard, Cheri and MeLo-X give by far the closest match to the original in vibe, as the melancholia is very much intact, but it's soulful decadence is key.

This mindtrip is at no cost, so download away and feel the rush.   

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