On his 2015 EP Lost/, young Dominican producer Diego Raposo crystallized a sound that’s as pristine and refined as it is bedroom-ready. His music conveys seduction using conventional R&B, but offers a refreshing structural and sonic approach. Now Raposo is working on a new EP that will see the light in a few months. He’s also finalizing the mix on an EP by Cult Exciter, which will arrive via MITEL DICO, the up-and-coming Dominican imprint he’s a part of.
Meanwhile, we’re premiering a new Diego Raposo track called “High.” It’s a mutant exercise in seduction, with elements of trap, Jersey club, and tropical bass. Raposo plays with negative space throughout the song, and the simple and manipulated vocal sample that repeats the song title brings it all together. Who said romantic music had to be straightforward?
Correction, 3/29/2016, 7:11 p.m.: A previous version of this article referred to a collaboration with Blood Orange bassist David Ginyard. The artist has since clarified that the collaboration has not been confirmed.