5 Songs, 17 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Any fan of classic R&B will luxuriate in this EP from rising Venezuelan singer Manu Manzo. Intermedio plays like a tantalizingly brief tribute to the genre’s peaks in the ’90s, flecked with the occasional flash of futuristic beatmaking to remind you it’s actually the 21st century. With its gently bumping breaks and Manzo’s purring vocals, “Ilusión” unfurls like a long-lost summer jam from the era where soul first met hip-hop, while the atmospheric bump-and-grind of “Encuentra” taps into the sensuality of prime Janet Jackson.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Any fan of classic R&B will luxuriate in this EP from rising Venezuelan singer Manu Manzo. Intermedio plays like a tantalizingly brief tribute to the genre’s peaks in the ’90s, flecked with the occasional flash of futuristic beatmaking to remind you it’s actually the 21st century. With its gently bumping breaks and Manzo’s purring vocals, “Ilusión” unfurls like a long-lost summer jam from the era where soul first met hip-hop, while the atmospheric bump-and-grind of “Encuentra” taps into the sensuality of prime Janet Jackson.

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