Lets take note to the fact that online streaming platforms do more discovering of artists than any blogger or DJ ever could, at this point..
Leven Kali is a success story to that very notion, because that’s exactly how I got hip.
This exuberant new talent caught my attention via Apple Music with one of his newer tracks, “Smile,” and from there, I utilized my opportunity to go Soundcloud surfing. His featured catalogue is a mixture of R&B/Pop vibes, but with an amazing upbeat & urban feel.
In my thorough research on the Holland-born musician, I came across a pretty prudent description, as far as his artistry is concerned. XXL laid it out with remarkable accuracy:
He borrows some of his phrasing from hip-hop, but he’s more like a mix of Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars, blending lush production with breezy vocals primed for the dance floor
-Max Weinstein (XXL)
Apparently Kali made a real breakout statement in 2017, building traction within the industry, but making notable impact with his feature via Playboi Carti’s debut. Prior to that particular collaboration, Kali was somewhat just “around,” getting his hands into the right situations by musical happenstance.
Thus far, he’s worked with Ty Dolla $ign, Skrillex and a plethora of artists from his hometown of Santa Monica, California. He even got in the loop with Drizzy, so clearly he’s making all the right moves.. but as of now, Leven Kali is still a fresh face. It’ll be dope to see what 2018 has in store.
It seems like 2 of his recent tracks, “Joy” and “Cassandra” are singles that are currently being pushed, but the latest upload to Soundcloud is heavy for the urban R&B sound. Listen below to his new sounds, and just know.. you heard it here first, folks. Leven Kali is up next.
To make the deal even sweeter, this is a 2-in-1 dual release. Schweet.