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Premiere: Island Boy – "Dun On Life"

Float and fade into Island Boy’s seductive slow jam.

Hailing from San Juan, Puerto Rico, the fittingly named Island Boy is transforming all his Caribbean experience into sound. Richard Hunter-Rivera is beyond qualified for the job of beatmaker, with a degree from NY’s Columbia University in Composition/Theory/History/Electronic Music. How many bedroom producers can say that?

“‘Dun On Life’ is about letting go of the kind of tension that paralyses personal progress and fuels procrastination,” says Hunter-Rivera, “Sometimes I have a hard time making simple life decisions and I think that can be really self-defeating! I’d say the lyrics are about questioning the usefulness of such anxiety and about finding solid ground upon which to root and flourish. I don’t know if it’s a song I’m singing to a particular audience or if I’m channeling my subconscious and singing to myself in a ‘take a look in the mirror, do you like what you see?’ kind of way. A bit of both, most likely.”

“I want all my productions to have a sexy, silky groove to them, regardless of subject matter,” Hunter-Rivera explains. All the better for us, making for a seductive, hazily swaying slow jam on “Dun On Life” powered forwards by repeated synth runs. Friday’s suddenly feeling even better.

Premiere: Island Boy - "Dun On Life"

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