12" | 2016 | US | Original (One House)
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Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Not many artists collaborate with Fela Kuti's musical director Dele Sosimi on their first release but XOA did just that with "Aiye Le" on Shake in May. It sold out in less than a day and was premiered by Gilles Peterson, garnering radio play on every continent. The project, headed up by multi-instrumentalist Nick Tyson, fuses golden era 1970s Afrobeat with deep grooves and contemporary electronic productions sizzling with analogue synths, guitars and percussive rhythms. On ONE001 Tyson reveals the breadth of the project: the EP begins with a full band composition with sweeping guitar riffs and anthemic vocals from LeaLea; next up is Gil Scott-Heron-esque "Storm Windows" with a piercing reading by British-Trinidadian poet Anthony Joseph; the percussive "In So" with vocals from Monika Liu finishes the A-side. The B-side has club-orientated remixes from XOA, Orchards and rising US star Byron The Aquarius.