Written By: KarmaSerene
With a name like Terrance Spectacle, I dove into Nu Dallas looking for a fresh mix of sounds and that’s exactly what I was met with when I heard the project. Coming to us from Dallas by way of Detroit, I was interested what Terrance Spectacle would bring to table and how he would mix the two equally distinctive, yet vast musically histories. He doesn’t. What he does do is bring forth a fresh, independent sound. It’s hard to compare this project to anything and that’s GREAT. It’s refreshing to see artists step outside the box (or stay outside of it in some cases). Terrance Spectacle offers a suitably mix of ingenuity and fun with his music. Mix that with wit and raw talent and you have this project. There’s no trace of pretense or airs with this project and you’ll find yourself grooving throughout its 28 minute duration.
One of the project’s many high points is “Say My Name.” It’s a melding of escapism, melodic grooves, and cool. It also doesn’t hurt that he flipped the popular chorus of Destiny’s Child’s gold selling single of the same name. The familiarity draws the listener in without discounting what Terrance brings to the table. Not an easy task to do. After all, girls love Beyoncé.
“Blu Summer” is assisted by Brandon Fxrd, KissedKilled, Jarvis Hodges, Crit Morris and gives listeners what they have come to expect from a southern rap release if that’s what they are looking for. That being said, this track is not filler. Each artists holds their own on the track and none of the rhymes are rudimentary or run of the mill.
Futon is the highlight of the outing for me. Vocalist Nicole Fenner lends a hand with her sultry, rich vocals delivering a witty chorus. What I thought was going to be laid back jam about struggle sex turned into snare driven, uptempo EDM inspired groove with glimmers of trap and Afrobeat, if you will. Well played Mr. Spectacle.
Terrance Spectacle covers a lot of ground in Nu Dallas. His approach to his art is light and enjoyable. He entertains listeners with a hypnotic persistence. The ultimate irony about art is that limits can be freeing when boundaries are pushed. Keep pushing Spectacle!
KarmaSerene is the personal assistant to Brooklyn based emcee Torae and Internal Affairs Entertainment as well as a full time music lover. Find her on twitter: @Karmaserene
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