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Reviewed by Huia Hamon

Melodico/Lankino: The Grand Unification Vol 1

Reviewed by Huia Hamon

Melodico/Lankino: The Grand Unification Vol 1

NZ artist Jason Lankino and Chilean producer Mauricio ‘Melodiko’ Ravet Jr have created an upbeat and exciting internationally-fueled release. The collaboration with Lusophone Asian and Latin American cultures creates a summer-juiced feel with both contributing a smooth and sensual flow, comfortably switching between Espanol and English. The variety of voices and languages featured remind the listener about the diversity of the human race. This 10-track album sits firmly in a world format, hailing back to the urban style of music with interludes and interesting audio soundbites. ‘The Grand Unification Vol 1′ is a magnificent fusion of sounds; from well-produced reggaeton tracks, to hip hop and traditional Latino vibes, overall it’s a testament to the producer’s and the artists’ passion for their craft. Stand out tracks are Freedom and Roots, but each song is thoughtful and thought evoking.

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