Dose of Distinction 2 is the latest work from Specyal T, and it shows considerable progression from Specyal T’s debut release. The 12 tracks on the title showcase a wide array of different styles, genres, and overall approaches taken by this stellar performer. End of An Error features Tyse and hammers home strong percussion with an upfront and in your face set of vocals; twinkling synths play in the background to make for one of the most dense and fulfilling compositions that we have heard this year. A number of listens will be required to hear everything that has been placed into this effort, further increasing the replay value of the song.
Batteries Ain’t Included is a track that links together rap and R&B into a sultry approach, with hints of Beyonce and Missy Elliott. The production keeps the energy of the track high while making for a track that will work equally well in clubs and on radio rotation. The track dovetails nicely with Paper Cuts in that it provides a diametrically different set of sounds for fans to eagerly devour.
No Such Thing bundles Specyal T with Jayde Wisdom, to create an effort that is slinky, soulful, and with just enough edge to keep the cut fresh in listeners’ minds long after Dose of Distinction 2 has finished. Make sure to purchase a copy of Dose of Distinction 2 on iTunes and Qobuz. Keep an eye on Specyal T’s Facebook and Twitter for the latest in information about her, subsequent singes, and any sort of live dates which she may be playing.
Top Tracks: Batteries Ain’t Included (feat. Catherine Marie), No Such Thing (feat. Jayde Wisdom)
Specyal T Dose of Distinction 2 LP CD Review