Summer is here, clubs and dancefloors are opening back up, and people are able to go out on weekends again. R3HAB and Kelvin Jones have teamed up for a new song that perfectly captures that vibe of a great night out, “Downtown.” “Downtown” sees R3HAB re-visiting the more radio friendly fare he was putting out in 2020, however, this track has a decidedly deeper feel to it, with more minimal production and less bombastic drums.
The track goes right into it, Kelvin Jones’s vocals play out against some deep synth notes, there’s not really even percussion during the verse. While his vocals are soft in the opening of the song, he belts out the last line of the chorus and the the drop hits. It’s that same, low, rumbling bass line that R3HAB uses a lot, but there’s something about the beat in the background that makes it hit deeper. Kelvin Jones’s vocals perfectly complement the rhythm and make you feel like you’re riding through the city lights. Here’s what R3HAB and Kelvin Jones had to say about “Downtown.”
“‘Downtown’ is a club-inspired record with a bouncy beat drop and a pulsing bassline that support powerful vocals from Kelvin Jones. We wanted to capture the magic of the perfect night in the city. You’re with your friends, the club’s bass is beating through your blood, your legs are sore from dancing all night, you feel invincible.” – R3HAB
“‘Downtown’ is a mood in a song! We imagined how it would feel to be in New York cruising downtown in a Cadillac and what song you’d want to hear. This inspired the whole song. In an era where every song is overloaded with things going on, we decided to go against that and keep it as minimal and laid back as we could whilst still keeping the groove going.” – Kelvin Jones
Check out the latest from R3HAB and Kelvin Jones, “Downtown” out now on CYB3RPVNK.