Beautiful Soul vibes by North Carolina duo Jopedo (producer) & Makeda (Vocalist), the production reminds me very much of something that Dilla would create, diverse sounds, soulful samples and original production. Something to truly chill with.
What began as a single venture in the form of the lullaby vibed “Weeds” has over the years flourished into a full blown collaborative EP between the producer known as Jopedo and the vocalist, Makeda, sometimes called “The Red Fox”. The result of the Carolina artists’ sonic tryst is the eclectic audio paradox entitled “Aporia EP”.
Jopedo Mini bio: Charlotte, by way of Yonkers, producer/ DJ Jopedo’s soul-drenched instrumentals have backed a plethora of vocalists from several genres. His multi-faceted sound has caused his star to rise at a rapid rate and has developed into one of the most sought after within the North Carolina independent music community.
Makeda Mini bio: Despite never having stepped foot in an official studio, Makeda’s artistic endeavors and talents have quickly began to garner the attention of independent music community. While both of the Greensboro, North Carolina songwriter/ vocalist’s critically acclaimed mixtapes were recorded using the simplest version of GarageBand through a Mac microphone, her rare talents have her poised to become the latest in an illustrious line of artists to step out of the North Carolina scene and onto what she hopes one day will become a national stage.
The Aporia EP Track Listing (All songs produced by Jopedo):
2. Soul Trip
3. Pm to Am (son up to sun down)
4. Genuine/Ready, Steady
5. The Headphones
8. To Me
9. Capoeira (Love Games)