First taste of Mo Kolours' debut release: EP1 - Drum Talking. More info below:
Half-Mauritian singer-percussionist Mo Kolours steps forward with his debut release, EP1: Drum Talking. This beguiling, otherworldly record sees him drawing heavily on the ‘sega’ music of his ancestral island homeland and uniting it with dub, soul and various electronic styles to create intriguing new combinations.
Sequenced as a continuous, free-flowing piece of music, the EP is already picking up early props from the likes of Radio 1 music enthusiast and tastemaker Gilles Peterson and Hot Chip lynchpin Joe Goddard. Influences and reference points for this hypnotic debut offering range from Theo Parrish to Bill Withers, Tony Allen to King Tubby, Jimi Hendrix to Gonjasufi, and beyond.
These guys performed a free gig in Auckland, New Zealand, and jumped on a 3am flight back to London straight afterwards. That flight (25 hours+) is a killer so much respect for that! Great music which translates well into a live show. Good luck for the future and come back to NZ soon! LeeT