Producer and singer/songwriter Mikky Ekko exemplifies the genre-bending nature of contemporary electronic pop, and his debut album Time is as audacious as it is catchy. Despite having worked with both Rihanna and members of TV on the Radio, Ekko is not quite an indie rocker or an R&B crooner. Instead, each track on Time is Ekko’s own unique invention. Offbeat hip-hop rhythms share space with piano-driven power ballads. Classic soul harmonies are swathed in psychedelic effects. Glam rock guitar riffs give way to gospel testifying. A musical omnivore with a killer knack for pop hooks, Ekko has crafted an album that’s both crossover-ready and slyly innovative.