DJ Tunez has been on a neck bending path since 2019 when his music run gained traction, moves that were afforded by hit singles like the Wizkid and Reekado Banks assisted Turn Up and Oxlade powered Causing Trouble, among other hits. This year, the impressive run cumulates into a five-track EP with now frequent collaborator D3an, titled Love Language Vol. 1 that encapsulates the public’s perception of his brand, his rapid evolution, and the radicalization of his sound which now borders on bits of Afro-futurism, EDM, Pop, and Afrobeat. Love Language is an enjoyable snapshot of all these.
The EP kicks off with a reverberating fusion of synthesized chords, galvanic drums, and a colorful mix of sprightly percussions that foster a heady ambiance bound to put his listeners in a dancing mood. The five-track EP then morphs into a watered-down version of the Intro track, eponymously titled Lullaby. On this condensed version, DJ Tunez employs Onosz’s dreamy falsettos as a compass to guide his listeners on the misty journey that is the song.
DJ Tunez and D3an’s run of mysticism switches up when Efya joins the party on Undeniable, a literal uptempo romantic cut that weaponizes Efya’s intoxicating charm before cutting into another party starter titled Turn Me On.
Power Up Riddim, the EP’s final track is its high point as it collects on all the distinct features of its four predecessors to reveal the point where DJ Tunez and D3an’s superpowers meet: the sweet Center of soft EDM and Afropop we all can’t seem to get enough of.