John Legend - "All of Me" (De Hofnar Bootleg)

There are just some songs that you have to listen to an unreasonable number of times after that first listen. The De Hofnar bootleg of John Legend's, "All of Me" is such a track. De Hofnar presents a melange of the signature sounds emerging from producers in the past year, think Cyril Hahn, Le Youth, and Klingande. As is the case with many of these artists, De Hofnar keeps a low profile. Only receiving scant coverage from other blogs and maintaining a website simply bearing his graphic logo and booking information, De Hofnar maintains a low web presence. About all we know is that the man behind the moniker hails from Tilburg, Netherlands and goes by the name Jeroen Maas.

Something that happens all too often in these downtempo edits is an absence in progression. Maas' bootleg progresses seamlessly, while allowing the Legend's verses the space and focus they are do. Most notable is the final build as De Hofnar hones in on Legend's lyrics: "Love your curves and all your edges, all your perfect imperfections, give your all to me." While De Hofnar has remained out of the limelight for now look for that to change if he continues releasing edits like the "All of Me". Credit to the Music Ninja for discovering and posting this track along with many others in The Chill Dojo #61.


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