“What It Takes” begins as a complex and awesome piece of music by Aj Angels Ft DNA Picasso & 2une Godi to all the audience around the world with a unique touch all over the track. Alex J Angels; otherwise known as Aj Angels is a melodic R&B , Pop singer who likes to be creative with his sounds and also rap as well.
Musically the song has the warm and easy going energy of a well produced, radio-ready Hip Hop song. The mix showcases a strong awareness of structure and some playful creative work that allows the leading melody to hit with even greater impact. There’s a classic or even vintage sound to the music and the mix on occasion, the instrumentation has something of a nineties synth Hip Hop aura – the smoothness of it pays tribute to hip hop fusions from way back when.
The structure of the song is a huge part of what makes it captivate you as you listen. The backing track showcases a structurally thoughtful piece of music that again fuses the thickness of a mellow hip-hop beat and the electric energy of a synth driven wave of riffs. The opening few bars of music and indeed the final few moments re-iterate the clever use of structure within the production. The leading artist’s vocal performance on top of the mix however is the primary driving force behind the song and its sentiment, and it’s this that you’re likely to take away from the experience after listening.
Aj Angels is a talented and interesting artist. This unique energy and musicality speaks volumes for his artistry and for what will hopefully evolve into several more releases or a much longer project for audiences to embrace. The backdrop is beautiful, the melody is beautiful, the beat and the lyrics are expressive, reflective, unusual – it all makes for a powerful listening experience.