by Daniel Warren Hill
Chicago-based Adem Dalipi is a blues-influenced Pop/RnB artist and producer, whose latest EP, “After The Party,” is the culmination of his self-taught experiences as a guitarist and songwriter from childhood which ultimately inspired his interest in production and mixing. Dalipi released his first widely available single, “One More Chance” in 2016 with a number of releases since. In 2020, He caught the ear of an American Idol producer and was invited to audition, eventually being awarded the Golden Ticket to Hollywood, a week where Dalipi was able to meet and receive feedback from artists such as Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan, and Katy Perry.
“After The Party” begins by reflecting on “Empty Promises” where fans are treated immediately to guitar tones akin to John Mayer and vocals stylings similar to Shawn Mendes while Dalipi reflects on the possibility that he should have been more cautious with a particular relationship:
I should’ve known better / Should’ve known better than this / You promised me forever / But they were just empty promises
Then, in “Nothing I Wouldn’t Do,” listeners are introduced to the experience of falling into love headfirst through a really uplifting and forward-moving track reminiscent of Boyz II Men, Tevin Campbell, and Johnny Gill. The following tracks, “Call You Mine” and “Circles” pull a little of those same feels while dropping the tempo a bit to reinforce the internal dialogue and sense of longing, and you can hear hints of Dilapi’s influences by Charles Puth along the way.
After witnessing Buddy Guy’s heartfelt performance as the rain fell during the 2015 Chicago Blues Fest, Dilapi became committed to uncovering the personal and musical history of the blues genre, which “After The Party” highlights with hints of something from Motown to modern times. The title track ends the EP by highlighting Dilapi’s vocal and guitar performance, surely intended to be more personal and conversational.
Many fans are gravitating toward “Nothing I Wouldn’t Do,” and who are we to argue? Have a listen below or on the Alchemical Records Multigenre Mixture playlist on Spotify. May it guide you to checking out the rest of the EP along with Adem Dalipi’s other offerings.
Daniel Warren Hill is an American musician, writer, and motivational speaker. He is best known as the frontman for Washington DC area Alternative Rock band YellowTieGuy, as co-founder of Capitol Groove Collective, and increasing the exposure of artists on a global scale through his work with Alchemical Records.
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