Brooklyn-based producer and classically trained multi-instrumentalist JNTHN STEIN delivers his debut solo EP ‘Changes.’ A unique fusion of live instrumentation and innovative production that walks the blurred line between electronic and live music, STEIN’s ‘Changes’ is out now on etcetc Music.
The title track on the EP – ‘Changes’ – deploys animated, upfront synths, delicate piano and a re-pitched vocal to immediate effect. STEIN’s inspirations from jazz, hip-hop and electronic music are evident in the production, and indeed the entire EP, with his grasp of melody only complimented further by his skills in arrangement.
‘CMPRSSN’, the second track on the EP, swells in peaks and troughs, fusing smooth Rhodes piano ostinatos into lush atmospheres and live percussion. STEIN’s musical ability is clear, with rich aesthetics and textures combining to form a complete sonic experience – soulful electric guitar, bass riffs and synth lines work in harmony to create an orchestral wall of sound, topped only by a searing vocal from the man himself.
Emitting a more pop-orientated sentiment, STEIN’s trans-Atlantic collaboration with London-based R&B artist BXRBER ‘Silvertown’ is a smooth and soulful dose of surging instrumentation and groove. The vocal hook and guitar licks resonate and reverberate in perfect unison, building up to an unabashed, high-energy third act.
STEIN continues to establish his solo identity as part of the globally renowned production collective Team Supreme, which he co-founded. Producing alongside peers Grammy-nominated Djemba Djemba and Mr Carmack, 2017 is set to be the year that STEIN announces himself to a global audience. As an ambassador for Ableton and their Push 2 controller, as well as receving extensive support from BBC Radio 1 and Beats 1 Radio, it’s clear that STEIN’s talent is making its mark.