Nick Monaco released his debut album in 2014, and it featured Monaco as a sensual downtempo and club-ready proto-house artist. On Half Naked, Monaco bares all, and adds washes of sun-bleached guitars, oceanic synths, and a soft focus on making unique and pulsing take on r&b and synthpop. All of this is backed by groovier dance and house instrumentals, and it all comes together and stays hot and heavy. It’s interesting to say the least.
PLAY: #2, 5, 6
RIYL: Porches, Unknown Mortal Orchestra