Dante Leon on his latest single “Roses.” The frozen spot he’s speaking of is Toronto, and his half-rapped half-sung cadence feels immediately in line with the city’s burgeoning music scene. At the same time, Dante separates himself from the pack with dynamic, future-R&B production. It’s moody and shadowy enough to play on OVO Sound Radio, but also has shiny, punchy synths that sound like a hazier, more paranoid take on Timbaland’s 90s output. Leon’s vocals are also versatile and unpredictable, and the way he doubles them with harmonies, both clean and expertly manipulated, shows not only a studied R&B talent but some serious studio wizardry.
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