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  • Paul Riley

Review: VLADKO's Debut EP "Next Time Maybe" – A Mesmerising Fusion Of Jazz And Electronic Magic

In the ever-evolving landscape of music, the arrival of a new artist who can seamlessly blend genres while offering a fresh perspective is always a cause for celebration. VLADKO, a Bulgarian multi-instrumentalist and musical luminary, has graced us with his debut EP, "Next Time Maybe." This 6-track masterpiece takes listeners on a captivating journey through the realms of jazz-infused electronic music, lo-fi house, nu-funk, and future beats, transcending genre boundaries and leaving us in awe of his virtuosity.

"Next Time Maybe" is a mesmerising collection of tracks that showcases VLADKO's mastery of various instruments, demonstrating his versatility and eagerness to experiment with sound. His early yet productive career, which spans across genres such as jazz, funk, and fusion, has undoubtedly informed the rich sonic tapestry of this EP.

From the very first note of "Next Time Maybe," it's clear that VLADKO is a master of his craft. The EP opens with an enticing blend of jazz influences that instantly draw you into his world. The trombone takes centre stage, weaving through layers of electronic beats, creating a unique and captivating fusion. It's an audacious combination that shows his willingness to push the boundaries of music. Each track has its own unique charm, and the transitions between them are smooth and seamless, making the EP an engaging and cohesive listen.

Speaking further about the EP, VLADKO says, “The project is inspired by how easily one can break free from one’s own cycle and take new, much more beautiful steps with ease.” This theme is beautifully expressed through the evolving nature of the tracks, which shift and morph with an almost effortless grace.

VLADKO's ability to bring together various musical influences and create something fresh and invigorating is a testament to his talent and vision as an artist. "Next Time Maybe" is not just an EP; it's a statement of intent from an artist who is poised to make waves in the music industry.

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