SYNTH: Kokophonix, 'The Edge'

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A throwback to 90s pop and a nod to disco, this dance-y jam from Toronto’s Kokophonix comes in advance of the producer’s debut album, which is expected this October. Despite a moody and modestly paced start, the track picks up with help from cleverly produced beats, rap verses by veteran Phatt Al, and backing vocals by Dana Jean Phoenix. What is in Toronto’s water that’s making its hip hop and R&B scene so damn good?