Defying conventions and blending genres, The Angel rises high with No Gravity.

Defying conventions and blending genres, The Angel rises high with No Gravity. The first set from Supa Crucial Recordings is an ethereal combination of hip-hop, trip-hop, and electronica. DJ/remixer/producer The Angel, who has recorded under such monikers as 60 Channels and Jaz Klash, is a self-sufficient artist in her own right. Not only did she produce, mix, and arrange all 12 tracks here, but she's also co-owner of the Supa Crucial imprint. "Baltimore," which features the delicious vocals of Mystic, is a jazzy soul-stirrer. Similarly soothing is the title track, with its other-worldly rhythm structures. Additional standouts include the reggae-influenced "Dark Days (Inner Power)" and "In the Realms of the Groove." Let's hope that other artists—both in the R&B and dance communities—will commission this risk-taker to spice up some of their own productions—they're not called remixes for nothing. Contact: 323-467-6060.—RH

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