Natural High is the first single off the forthcoming EP by Awon entitled “Matte Black”. Like the album, Natural High takes a more personal approach from Awon. The song deals with the task of maintaining a relationship while perusing his own dreams. He exposes his own flaws while pointing out the positive aspects of his lady. While this track may seem like a typical and smug ode to the opposite sex, it is quite deceptive in its own right. This song is developed with the streets in mind. Phoniks laces the track with cuts and his signature bass heavy jazz style of production. Sit back, relax and go on this journey with Awon & Phoniks.
Awon & Phoniks are a hip hop duo from Newport News, Virginia and Portland, Maine, respectively. The duo is known for their slick rhymes and soulful, jazzy productions. In July 2013 they released their critically acclaimed debut album “Return to the Golden Era” on Bandcamp and vinyl through France-based Sergent Records. Since their initial success they went on to release the album “Dephacation” along with Virginia emcee Dephlow this May. The group has remained relatively quiet over the summer but are gearing up to release Awon’s solo EP “Matte Black” this winter followed up by another collaborative LP in Summer 2015.
Words: Alex Dunlow