Jos Vicars – “Rise Up”


An atmospheric instrumental inspired by kitesurfing in the Caribbean, “Rise Up” represents the creative and colorful soundscapes coming from Jos Vicars. His kitesurfing adventures — “with humpback whales and feeling alive,” — prompted this track’s creation, with the result echoing a free-flowing oceanic setting with bubbly enamoring. Originally from the south-eastern coast of the United States, Vicars currently lives on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic.

The swift brass-y spurts and grooving percussion traverse into a glistening weightlessness, as arpeggiated synth tones and whirring effects intermingle with melodically caressing qualities. A blaring ship-horn feeling enters at the one-minute turn, furthering the maritime setting and sense of blue oceanic bliss. The artist has played thousands of shows throughout the world since 1998, consistently gathering crowds with an appealing sound, and “Rise Up” shows precisely why Jos Vicars’ music tends to invite listeners from all over.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Emerging Singles’ Spotify playlist.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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