Sometimes the downplayed electronic vibe of music in 2013 counters what we normally call “soul,” but S O H N manages to blend hypnotizing, sometimes sedated electronic touches with a heaviness that feels human, intelligent, and soulful. Laura Mvula’s “Green Garden” sounds like an updated pop version of something Nina Simone would have performed, but S O H N pulls the song into his world, giving a pensive, electronic twist that highlights his strengths as one of 2013’s producers to watch for.

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