Groovetonics: That’s how electronic/dance act Ellee Ven personifies her musical signature: a fusion of rock, pop, rap and electronica. Somehow, the mesh of seemingly disparate elements unifies for an upbeat ethereal grab bag of tribal beats and treats, accompanied by Ven’s dreamy, girlish vocals, which lie somewhere between Stacey Q and Everything But the Girl’s Tracey Thorn.
Seventh full-length CD “Her Wildcat Lovin Majesty”— featuring accompaniment from Antony Lee on guitars, and Mikhail Davies on bass—is vast in its stylistic presentation, from the trippy, trance-inspired “Under My Skin” and dark, Depeche Mode-conjuring “Signals” to blippy ‘80’s-reminiscent “What Am I Running From,” rock/rap jam “Next To You” (featuring a rap from Prodéje) and stripped-down acid flashback “Wonder Where These Roads Will Lead.”
The common theme throughout is a positive, mood-enhancing flow, suited to Saturday nights in clubland—acknowledged by Ven’s recognition with a nod as Artist of the Year at the 2009 South Bay Music Awards and winner of the 2008 Los Angeles Music Awards’ Electro Pop Artist of the Year. Who needs chemical enhancement? Ellee Ven’s “Majesty” is one fervent elixir.
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