Niia tunes are in heavy rotation lately, not least because of her gorgeous voice and clever, sultry vocals. The Berklee-trained jazz vocalist most recently collaborated with James Hinton, aka, The Range, who deftly paired her voice with slick, electro-influenced instrumentation and downtempo breaks. The result is a wonderful EP called Breaking that spans five songs and often leads to comparisons with Everything but the Girl and the Sade remixes of the early 2000s.
The only departure from that formula is the house-meets-bass vibe of the title track, definitely a candidate for an afterhours DJ set.
Check out the Breaking EP on Niia’s SoundCloud page.