Sitting in an abandoned car as a kid, and listening to songs like The Lion Sleeps Tonight over and over again, inspired Angel P (aka, Angel Pleitez) at just 15 years of age towards his musical vocation.
Now, the owner and producer at Angel Play Records, his sound—though anchored in hip-hop—is deeply informed by his love for all styles of music, from country to electronic.
With the ultimate goal of healing the world through sound, Angel P has released his latest EP, Random Thoughts.
Here’s what we dug most…
Intro To Random Thoughts is a wild, electro-buzz-saw-synth ride, like something off of the Blade motion picture soundtrack.
The club banger, Different Shit (Feat. Keith Beverly & J Mendez), is a great example of P’s ability to harness and blend his favorite electronic styles into one piece of work. The track has clear Euro-techno and American hip-hop tones, uniting into a highly entertaining 3:53.
“Restitution, it shows in the eyes
And Revolution, it starts in the mind
It’s easy to hide when the sparks start flying
We can even the tide with our hearts on the line
A sequence designed of our secrets divided
Equals united live freely and righteous
If the evil inside us doesn’t need us alive
Then we can feed off the minds of the people who are actually trying”
Our Favorite Track:
Rise, is a smooth R&B cut which pleads for the people—all of us—to wake up and be there for each other. This album closer features the gorgeous vocals of Ashlee Cordray—arguably the highlight of P’s featured artists. (Personally, I could listen to an entire solo album of hers—fingers crossed for the future.)
Random Thoughts shows that Angel P is not only highly creative behind a mixing desk, but also has veteran comfort behind a mic. On top of that, he recognizes talent and knows how to maneuver the seas of artful collaboration. The EP as a whole offers the rare—and intensely refreshing—lost art of hip-hop: the storytelling. After all, it was the storytelling and philosophizing of rap & hop-hop’s legends which made the art-form legit long ago. We’ve got enough senseless, thoughtless, candy-pop-hop on the airwaves today. Thankfully, with Random Thoughts, P has chosen to prioritize his message, and to speak his truth.
Like a blend of old & new school, Random Thoughts is like Heavy D took to the studio with Cali’s own Vokab Kompany.
BELOW, you can listen to Angel P’s album, Random Thoughts, connect with his website and social media platforms, and find his contact information. Please support Angel P by visiting him online, and playing, downloading, and/or purchasing his music. And, as always, thank you for supporting real music!
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Email: angelplayrecords (at) gmail.com
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