The Music Time Machine, also known as the open format DJ and producer, Patric Pleasure, is throwing it back with some sensual 90’s bedroom R&B in his latest single “All Night Long”. Featuring Emilia Anastazja’s sultry vocals, it’s a song full of yearning that takes its time getting to what it’s after.
Anastajza keeps returning to the titular line “waiting on you all night long”, which gives us that sense of distance and waiting that builds up the sensual anticipation. Who she’s waiting for and where she is waiting comes later. “They can say whatever they want to say” she sings in the opening of the chorus, “It’s just you and me tonight”. Whether this is a short-lived night of passion or something with more longevity remains to be seen.
Musically, Pleasure does a good job harkening back to a very specific 90’s R&B vibe with slow backbeat, gentle shimmers of piano, and at mystical chimes. It gives the song a sense of magic that could whisk the strongest of us off our feet, but it is truly the vocal hooks that bring that rosy tint of nostalgia into the fray. It summons the likes of TLC, Janet Jackson, and En Vogue in its compositional foundation to fantastic effect.
“All Night Long” is available now on major streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, TIDAL, YouTube, Deezer, Amazon Music, and on the Alchemical Records Multigenre Mixture playlist on Spotify.
Charlie Maybee is a dancer, musician, educator, and writer based in Charleston, South Carolina who currently teaches with the Dance Program at the College of Charleston. His primary work as an artist is with his performing collective, Polymath Performance Project, through which he makes interdisciplinary performance art that centers tap dance as the primary medium of expression and research. He also currently plays rhythm guitar for the Charleston-based punk band, Anergy, and releases music as a solo artist under the name Nox Eterna.
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