Mateo has been bumping around the music scene for awhile, especially if you live in the Los Angeles area. He’s finally landed with Kerry “Krucial” Brothers’ new imprint, Krucial Noise, after being left on the backburner at the now failed and defunct Myspace Records. His first offering from his Love & Stadiums mixtape is the song called “Don’t Shoot Me Down” and features soul siren Goapele in a both starring role in the visual and as a guest on the track, along with rapper Ab-liva.
“Don’t Shoot Me Down” has a really lush, sharp visual that I’m liking. Make the video full screen and go HD if you can, it worth it. The song itself is a slow burning build of a mid-tempo cut, and Goapele’s (who I sometimes have a love/hate relationship with?) voice lilts over the track nicely. It’s a smooth joint and I think with repeated listens I could get into it a lot.
His mixtape drops on the 30th, and for more information, hit up his official website!