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Apokalyptein - Single Review: North Star

11 Jun 2020 // A review by Chris Chick
Whenever anyone makes the plunge into Reggae style music, you just know you are in for a treat, and there is no difference here with Whaea Stylz latest single North Star; an infused reggae beat that is guaranteed to get you moving even those muscles you never knew existed.

I was really drawn in by the range of instruments, especially the piano, I thought its use really added to the song. A good song also involves the ability to re-imagine life from a different angle, a song that has the ability to stop you dead in your tracks and become self-aware, is a ticket to goodness. This song certainly has the vibe and the lyrics to back it up, the picture of a rejuvenated person picking themselves up and following their inner sanctum, or North Star in this case, towards a soul infused justice filled world, (this is the vision I conjured up) that the reggae movement historically engaged.

I am very happy to see Reggae still getting the spotlight it deserves, much like blues music, its roots come from a powerful social voice within the collective conscience. Whaea Stylz should be proud of their accomplished number that brings together all the good things of the reggae genre. This is a definite buy for me, you can pick it up for $1 at Bandcamp, or go onto Spotify and check it out - your inner Bob Marley will thank you. Keep up the good work Whaea Stylz; I am very much looking forward to what you have to offer going forward.

Rating: ( 3 / 5 )

About Apokalyptein

Apokalyptein is a NZ Music Producer/Artist of Scandinavian, English, German & Maori (Ngati Tuwharetoa) descent. Composing in the realms of Trance, Reggae, Dub, Piano, Ambient, Indie & Electroacoustic. Commissioned work available for film, game soundscapes, dance and fashion.

Classically trained on piano and moved into music technology. Studied Music at Victoria & Massey Universities gaining an Honors degree in Electronica, Composition & Film.

Apokalyptein has toured and recorded with the bands Cornerstone Roots and Lost Tribe Aotearoa.

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