words by Carlos Duarte

Following 2013’s ‘Enemy’ and the gem that was ‘Broken Toy’, Rampa and &Me once again unite with hip-hop soul/house/disco artist Nomi Ruiz to deliver another dose of delectable dance tunes with new project, ‘Spoken For’.

This latest effort by the trio contains two tracks, both of which are sure to have sweat dripping out of whatever speakers happen to be playing them. ‘Tastes Like’ flaunts a pulsating groove laced with percussive handclaps and the narcotic that is Nomi’s voice. Her provocative spoken word rhymes sizzle as they ride the prowling deep house production.

The title-track itself is a carefully concocted blend of moody synths, intermittent piano and Ruiz’s winning combo of signature smoky vocals and storytelling.

With all three acts getting to showcase their unique strengths, this is one threesome that always ends in satisfaction.