With an extremely wide set of influences, inspiration, and technical knowledge that was noticeably translated to his craft, the brand new album, EVERYTHING IS HERE, by French electronic producer Kartell is here to be the soundtrack of this summer. From solely instrumentals to wonderful collaborations that manage to switch vibes from song to song but still feel like they belong to the same universe, Kartell has released what is his most important work to date and one that truly reflects all the effort, time, and soul put into it.
Ever since his debut in the industry around 2012, Kartell has worked on creating and crafting a sound that could be part of the big realm that forms electronic music but that stands out for its unique and personal sounds. The release today of his first album, Everything Is Here, is proof that he has reached the place he was aiming for. With influences that have shaped him from a very early age, thanks to his dad and his love for music, Kartell has grown up listening to everything from soul and disco to house, and all this range of sounds has managed to stay with him and be useful in the search of his own personal genres.
The date of release of this album feels accurate. Summer is just around the corner, and we are craving smooth and soothing but at the same time energetic and vibey tunes to be the soundtrack of our days, not only for rest and relaxation but also for the fun and exciting memories to come. The album is a good balance of fully instrumental-focused songs with features—ones that vary in genre and general vibe but that all together still feel cohesive and suitable to the narrative the whole album has.
Lush with Tkay Maidza represents a fun retrofuturistic sound that, alongside the sweet vocals, feels fresh and light, while Be Easy featuring Magi Merlin is r’n’b excellence with a strong focus on the vibes emmanting from the instruments, intricate and layered but with a smooth presentation that makes it very easy to listen to. Kurtis Wells stars in two tracks of the album that represent almost two sides of the same coin, with Mars being an almost otherworldly song, very spacial and ethereal, and Too Much of the Same Things sounding like the perfect track to dance the night away.