Last year eight artists from Kenya, Uganda and the UK spent a week in Nairobi together, exchanging ideas and making music.
Creativity without barriers, the recordings from those sessions patch together jazz and neo-soul, hip-hop and more, a free-flowing river of sound.
Tagged under the name Extra Soul Perception, new release ‘New Tangents in Kampala, London & Nairobi Vol. 1’ brings together some of the most potent moments from the project.
New possibilities in soul music, the project features Lynda Dawn, whose debut EP was a real Clash favourite last year.
The vocalist worked alongside Bes Kept on 'Roses', and we're able to share the song before anyone else.
The zero gravity production has a mid 80s Miami feel, that essence of endless heat and perennial sunshine.
Lynda's vocal is absolutely sublime, so evocative and yet also so in control, able to communicate exactly what she wants to say.
A low-slung ballad with some chunky synth action, 'Roses' highlights the possibilities Extra Soul Perception opened up.
Order the EP HERE and check out 'Roses' below.
Photo Credit: Dan Medhurst
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