Persona La Ave – ‘Temptation’ EP
Persona La Ave has a dear place in my heart as one of the first people I posted about back in the day. Remembering it feels like the way people remember the 80′s, no surprise there really. His newest EP transports him back to what I originally knew him for, warm synths, obscure samples and a keen sense for percussion. I’ve always thought that he is an artist that hasn’t yet reached the level of attention and rewards he fully deserves. Stream and love the Temptation EP below.
Here are a few words from Dylan himself on the EP and whats in store next for Persona (he requested the quote remain in all-caps):
OK WELL….THE EP WAS A WAY FOR ME TO START CONCENTRATING ON MORE SOLID VIBES IN SONGS. EACH SONG HAS A DEFINITE SINGULAR GROOVE WHILE A VOCAL SAMPLE FLOWS OVER THE TOP OF IT IN A REPETITIVE WAY,LIKE PREACHING…I SORT OF TOOK SOME STYLING FROM DEEP HOUSE MUSIC AND REINTERPRETED THEM THROUGH A FUNK-BRAIN. THERES EVEN SOME CUTS ON THERE THAT ARE STRAIGHT 90S JAMS I THINK. THE NEXT THING I DO WITH PLA WILL BE TO GET AN ALBUM OUT HOPEFULLY SHOP IT AROUND TO SOME PHYSICAL LABEL TYPE PEOPLE AND GET IT ON WAX. IVE SORT OF BEEN TRYING TO GET AS MUCH FUNK-SOUL BASED WORK OUT OF MY SYSTEM TO LEAVE ROOM FOR ENOUGH NEW IDEAS TO EXPERIMENT WITH…BUT NOT TOTALLY ABANDONING THOSE BOOGIE ELEMENTS. ALSO BEEN WORKING ON MAKING BEATS FOR SOME FRIENDS OF MINE. I BELIEVE GAVIN FROM CITIES AVIV AND I ARE GOING TO CREATE AN EP TOGETHER IN THE FUTURE. ALSO WORKING ON SOME COLLABORATIVE SONGS WITH MY FRIENDS CHASE AND AMY IN CHIFFON, THIS AMAZING GALACTIC-ROMANCE-STAR FUNK ACT OUT OF BALTIMORE.