The wonderful Paris Cesvette does it up big on her inspiring debut album. Don’t look for 12 tracks of inert tech house here, as collaborations with Ian Friday, Will Downing, Dawn Tallman, Mike City, Brutha Basil and others are among the shining lights of Celestial (My Journey Among Stars) out now from Groove Odyssey Records.
“Sacred,” the first single, is a smooth afro-influenced song featuring a powerful performance (and songwriting) from Josh Milan. Many of the songs lean effortlessly into smooth jazz and soul – “Sweetest Pain” featuring Will Downing to start with. “All Day” with Ian Friday and featuring OmarSmile is one of the finest soulful house tracks to come down the pipe this year.
There’s no shortage of electronic artists who think they have an album in them these days, but Paris spared no expense or effort to make this quality debut LP.