By Ryan Groom
Dallas musician Liv.e’s demo “phunkintro” was recently flipped by the hands of LA legend and beat extraordinaire: Mndsgn. As if the original track could get any funkier, the flip features sun-dried e-piano chords and swing-heavy drums, ultimately forming a true throwback to more soulful times. Liv.e stands out among other artists on the rise, in that her voice is universally smooth. Whether matched with the sound of today or the sound of two decades ago, her vocals are consistently astounding.