Soulmate, the latest release by Spicy Tempo, is a rhythmic feast. With this banger tune, Spicy Tempo has produced a soundscape with an array of varied sounds, merging the classic melodic sounds of 80’s keyboard, roots-rock guitar, flute synth, and strings with the driving beat of synth bass and house drums to create something truly unique.
Spicy Tempo is a San Francisco-based electronic dance music and chills electronic music artist and composer. His music combines the ‘get up and dance’ energy and rhythm of the bass, drums, and percussion with the melodic tones of guitars, strings, synth, pan flutes, and piano.
He began his musical career as a member of the pop group ‘The Thunders,’ performing on TV, in clubs, and at concerts. Before working on his own songs, he played at concerts and festivals in the San Francisco Bay Area. The end product was ‘Cool Spice’ and ‘Mirror of Dreams,’ a video called ‘Silver Lining,’ and a single and video called ‘Garland.’
Soulmate, impressively titled and with matching artwork, follows a few unique rules to create an immediately remembered growth that manages to maintain your fascination all through three minutes and seven seconds duration.
Simple sound design creates a large, minimalist set-up in every situation, and it’s this, combined with the retro synth selections and big, eighties-style beats, that gives Soulmate such a distinct identity.
Spicy Tempo demonstrates a high degree of professionalism and skill, as well as a close bond to the artform – an evident love for both the genre and the process – that leaves no room for question as you listen to the track.
Increase the volume to drown out the uncertainties and rough edges of reality and remind yourself of how solid and stunning techno music can be.
Soulmate is beautifully built, with enough structural growth to keep your attention, but also enough recognized qualities and details to give the entire thing a lasting presence. I’m excited to hear more of Spicy Tempo’s music.