New Artist: Rhye

Label: Innovative Leisure
Genre: Electro-Indie
Members: Unknown
Based: L.A
Sounds like: Robin Hannibal, Quadron, Boom Clap Batchelors
Links: Facebook

We first heard Rhye on an excellent mix Robin Hannibal put together for Gilles Peterson in October last year. Back then they were called Rye and there was next to no information available on them. This month they finally released Open, the track that had first caught our eye and still very little is known, so the focus is kept very much on their music. This much is clear: they are a duo based in L.A with roots in Europe, like Mr Hannibal actually, who we featured a few months back. Unsurprisingly, the similarities don’t stop there. They make heartfelt Electro, Indie-Soul with a really smooth production and a quite sensational voice, very similar to Hannibal’s AmendsDare we speculate by saying he’s behind Rhye’s production? The accompanying video below is a nice addition, featuring some very steamy love-making. Rhye’s EP Open is out now, which you can stream in full over at Grooveshark or buy on iTunes.

Rhye – Open

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