Matt Burns


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Resonate brings to light the talents of producer Esquizito, a low-key, out performer who often closes the monthly open mikes at OutMusic in New York City. Burns' EP is the first project we've heard that's come out of Esquizito's production studio, and it's a genius-caliber work of colors, textures, layers and contrasts that points to the heaven of possibilities in modern sonic construction. (Esquizito is credited with drum programming and keyboard sequencing, as well.)

Groove to the outstanding "Leave It Behind" (on Resonate): the supple, running groove propelled by synth and bass, Duane Eddy guitar touches, orchestra stabs, hooky keyboard chiffs, drums that suddenly come to the's a compendium of modern production techniques squeezed into the three-minute song.