The Radar: Monochrome by Micayl
Hailing from Germany, but settled in Liverpool. Alan Parry listens to Micayl’s soulful sounds on his debut single.
Introducing you to Micayl, a German, Liverpool based songwriter and his debut single Monochrome. Man, is this chilled! It couldn’t be any cooler if it were to be heard pumping out of a pop-up chill out Lounge Bar on the shore of Lake Baikal. It’s just that cool! So, relax, kick off your trabs, settle down and take it all in. There is a lot going on here, Monochrome as a title is deceptive, if not ironic. If you listen closely enough, you will pick up a whole bunch of charged and diverse characteristics. Monochrome is nothing if not a perfectly balanced blend of soul infused hip hop, organic lo-fi jazz, funk and swing. The result is equally retro and contemporary. Refreshing and recognisable. In a word, timeless. I have built playlists based on the so decreed, best music of each year dating back to 1965, this track could seamlessly slot onto many of them.