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"...From the project's opening track "Lion's Feast" which opens with a beautiful pairing of saxophone and guitar that progressively breaks out into lively percussion and horn drive afro-beat infused number to the project's closing titular track "Mass Exodus" Duke keeps listeners entertained and engaged with his skillful blend of sounds. With each release Diggs Duke continues to deliver solid soulfully rich music while continuing to further hone his craft, much to each listeners enjoyment..."
- Adrian, EarMilk
"Today's more athletic brand of R&B is all fine and good, but sometimes you want a bit more than the slick production and endless sea of oversinging and falsetto that seems to be mainstream R&B's flavor du jour. So, where do you look when you need a little bit of substance and art with your soul music? Look no further than indie artist Diggs Duke..."
- D-Money, SoulBounce.com
"It's been a long time since an artist has been able to combine jazz, R&B and hip-hop influences so seamlessly, which is why we love Diggs Duke. With a voice similar toJohn Legend, Duke masterfully adds a level of personality and artistic creativity to topics that would otherwise be unoriginal..."
- Latifah Muhammad, TheBoombox.com, AOL
"...The EP is well-equipped with five smooth soul-miniatures, that forge a bridge between neo soul in the vein of D’Angelo or Erykah Badu and the jazzy beats from some of the heroes of the golden age of hip hop, think of A Tribe Called Quest or The Pharcyde. Like these artists the Duke combines elements ranging from hip hop, jazz, funk, bossa nova, fusion and pop to African music for his beats and pairs his silky, limber voice with winding horn lines and electric guitar passages. We are tempted to call his music smoothed out hip hop soul, on his Facebook page he just describes it as ‘original, deliberate, passionate, intelligent soul.’ Word!..."
- Mercedes-Benz Mixed Tape Blog (Germany)
"It’s hard to separate the wheat from the chaff in the modern day music world since the internet came about and you and your momma all turned into an emcee, producer or DJ. But every now and then, an artist comes across your path where you’re grasped from the first note, and you can feel the honesty and sincerity through their music. Diggs Duke from Maine is one of them, I can tell you that much. The only negative thing I can say is that Gravity only packs 5 tracks and leaves you hungry for more. Alas."
- Lemonface, SuperNiceMusic.com (Netherlands)
"I listened to the first track of this and loved it instantly. A muted yet jazzy, drum n bass roller with neo-soul elements splashed all over it, 'Something In My Soul' is a real winner. It keeps the head nodding at a keen pace all the while touching something in the soul..."
- Ajay Sharma, goodhairmusic.blogspot.com
"C’est dans la première mouvance que Diggs Duke se situe, vocaliste talentueux et instrumentaliste multi-instruments il livre son premier opus dopé à la Soul Music chimiquement pure infusé de Jazz et de Blues..."
- Audrey L., groovemusiconly.com (France)
"C’est que très rarement que le RnB sonne aussi juste et aussi simplement qu’ici. Tout simplement déroutant."
- moosetache.over-blog.fr (France)
"Undoubtedly original, Diggs Duke’s sound is, however, clearly the product of a deep love affair with the soul and jazz of the past. It’d be too easy to state that Diggs Duke reminds me of Lewis Taylor, but if that’s shorthand for stating that he’s an interesting talent creating music with identity, integrity and individuality, then I suppose my lazy blogger comparisons are perhaps, for once, justified..."
- Cut, SoulCuts.org (UK)
"A long night out at the club deserves an equally long cool down, and there’s no better soundtrack for a candlelit afterhours session than the latest two offerings from blues crooner Diggs Duke..."
"...Charakterystyczny, kojący głos Diggs’a w towarzystwie żywych instrumentów, szczególnie saksofonu, napawa uczuciem błogości, spokoju oraz relaksu czyli wszystkim tym, czego oczekujemy po muzyce spod znaku soulu. Niesamowicie dobra rzecz, na szalenie wysokim poziomie. Szczerze polecam!"
- Brown Sugar, SoulBowl.pl (Poland)
"Du R&B en apesanteur. Nice."
- http://www.surlmag.fr (France)