Instrumental/hip-hop master RJD2 (responsible for the "Mad Men" theme song for those unacquainted) is adept at mixing genres, and his latest collaboration with relative unknown Aaron Earl Livingston is a happy addition to his portfolio. Together, they call themselves Icebird, with Livingston's voice shooting a bit of soul into RJD2's signature beats. This track, "Charmed Life," starts off with a slow, finger-snapping build and then smoothes out when Livingston's voice glides over the beats. Smooth like jelly, this one is.
The duo's forthcoming debut, The Abandoned Lullaby is out Oct. 11.