Cocaine Queen by Buenos Diaz: Review
Austin’s talented multi-instrumentalist Nick Diaz is the man behind the genre-bending alt-pop project Buenos Diaz. The title track of his latest album Cocaine Queen is an infectious tune that is sure to make you groove.
‘Cocaine Queen’ has a particularly intriguing set of tones to grab your attention. Something about this tune just gets under your skin and makes you want to get up and dance. As the throbbing percussion and bass merge with the shimmering guitar hook that is so infectious and funky synth melodies, the atmosphere softens and gets groovier. The guitar strums and reverberates over the dance floor, creating a glowing wake that you can’t help but follow. Nick’s deep deadpan vocal delivery in the first verse though theoretically shouldn’t mix well with the funky instrumentation, provides a solid low end to the arrangement. As the dance party atmosphere, tempered by hints of glam rock, deepens, you’ll be drawn deeper into the layers of this genre-bending tune.
It’s an entrancing tune that seamlessly combines the best features of various musical genres. As the track goes through changes in its musical styles throughout the different parts, Nicks’s vocals also change from deadpan to narrative to soaring high chorus as the part of the song demands and the funky guitar hook always makes a comeback and it is so delightful to hear, that it awakens the disco demon in you that fully comes out as he rips it through the blazing guitar solo.
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Photo credits: Cocaine Queen Press – The Mighty Orq
Review by: Gabe Finch