Boomkat Product Review:
Expansive second album from Amsterdam's talented Tom Trago, featuring guest appearances from Om'Mas Keith of Sa-Ra, Tyree Cooper, Oliver Daysoul, Meikbar, Romanthony and San Proper. Moving beyond the pure disco inspirations of his 'Voyage' sessions, 'Iris' dilates his scope to incorporate elements of R&B, Soul, Techno, Electro and HipHop with his supremely deft touch. From classy Moroder styles on 'Life Of Plants & Flowers' we're coridally swept through Timbaland-does-Boogie vibes of 'Being With You', to the 'Falling Up'-alike Hip-House of 'What You Do' with Tyree Cooper. Album highlight, 'So Cold' produced with Om'Mas Keith in LA was obviously worth the effort, working on some keen Future Soul tip, while 'Steppin' Out' with Romanthony reminds of Vladislav Delay's impeccable Luomo productions.