Lento is the new single from Alexander IV – pseudonym of the eclectic Dutch producer, multi-instrumentalist and illustrious tunesmith, Joris Feiertag. As a music maker largely known for his club friendly offerings, Joris uses the Macedonian monarch’s title to delve into the more downtempo side of his sonic output – taking in hip-hop, jazz, funk and soul influences along the way.
With the haunting reverberations of the hang drum at its core, Lento is a stirring, string laden smoker’s delight complete with wordless vocals, delicate keys and a sultry bassline that complements the easy drums and make this a perfect summertime after hours groover.
Alexander IV’s music fuses organic and electronic elements with ease, which isn’t surprising given the artist’s experience not only as a consummate dance music maker, but also as drummer of choice for Dutch superstars Kraak & Smaak. His music delivers something brand new yet retro; uncomplicated yet masterful.