Southern California producer-singer duo, comprised of songwriter tomee zero and producer JVMES JET, Charlie Vettuno, have today announced their debut EP ‘Lime Juice’, out 29th September. Accompanying their announcement, they’ve shared lead single “Model Taste” - a sleek club-rap jaunt that’s coming across like Cakes Da Killa with The Neptunes behind the controls.
Speaking on the single, the duo shares, “‘Model Taste’ is about the moment in Charlie Vettuno’s semi-fictional journey through fame where he encounters luxury, excessiveness & desire. The song is from the perspective of his muse speaking to Charlie convincing him this is how life should be”
The duo bring a dynamic blend of musicality and innovation to their craft. Drawing inspiration from iconic producers like Timbaland and Missy Elliot, Charlie Vettuno has emerged as a formidable force in the world of house music.
“Our EP Lime Juice is a narrative on fame.” says the duo on the project. “It’s told through the eyes of a lost but ambitious person who believes fame will solve their problems and through the journey they discover fame is not the answer. Each song dives into the spoils of fame, Ego, Luxury, Sex, Drugs & Rock n’ Roll but with our own twist. Ending with the realization they need to get back to who they truly are despite the new circumstances of their life.”
Charlie Vettuno's signature style has caught the attention of music critics and fans alike, earning them praise from notable publications such as Rolling Stone Magazine and leading them to work with the likes of Raphael Saadiq & Ari Lennox.
Maria Chiara Argirò’s hypnotic new single “Blossom” was inspired by the beauty and perfection of nature and questions what it means to grow in this world – as a human or plant. Lyrically the song evolved into a fairytale scene. Maria tells, “A girl wakes up in the night, looks out of the window and sees someone she loves leaving, probably for good. She wants to call out and say ‘don't go’, but the words don't come out. Instead a little flower drops out of her mouth. The flower represents growing and moving on from something, or a deeper understanding of the situation. The flower comes out instead of the words that are holding you back.”
The upcoming LP, Forest City, is due out on May 6, 2022.
“I think she’s gonna blow your mind” BBC’s Maryanne Hobbs
"a clubby departure for Argirò, trading in clever chord changes for a hypnotic beat & swelling synth pads." FADER
“In a month all your cool friends will talk about Maria Chiara Argirò” Rolling Stone (IT)
“...a seemingly effortless blend of electronic elements with dance beats and a chocolate fudge swirl of jazz trumpet, this builder commands center stage. Play it loud for a weekend catharsis” KCRW
"drifts between club culture's left-field aspects and jazz improvisation" CLASH