The community music platform follows up Vol. 1 with another session of independent musicians from the UK, Kenya, Uganda and around the world.
In November 2019, eight artists from Kenya, Uganda and the UK spent a week in Nairobi together exploring new tangents in soul music, the result was their 2020 debut EP New Tangents In Kampala, London & Nairobi Vol. 1. Since then the collective has been growing and preparing another release, New Tangents in Kampala, London & Nairobi. This session is set to include Faizal Mostrixx (UG), Hibotep (UG), K15 (UK), Karun (KE), Labdi (KE), Lex Amor (UK), Lynda Dawn (UK) and Maxwell Owin (UK) now with the with the addition of Itsmdnyt (UG), XL Middleton (US), Xenia Menasseh (KE), Sola (UK) and Azu Tiwaline (TUN).
Three years in the making, work started on the album at a writing camp in Nairobi, and was completed remotely over the course of the worldwide lockdowns of 2020 and 2021. The album celebrates the potential of collaboration, both in a physical and digital sense. Innovators in their own fields, each artist brings unique knowledge and musical culture to the project, collectively they represent a broad spectrum of sound. The latest edition features an inspiring mixture of soul, glitchy beats, spoken word and bumping instrumentals. Embracing the same values of the writing camp but through virtual collaborations, seeing ‘soul’ as much in the spiritual sense as the musical one, expanding the sound into new territories.
A series of singles are already available including the extra smooth “Probably Never” by Maxwell Owin & Xenia Menasseh ft. Joe Armon Jones or the bouncy “In My Soul” by Faizal Mostrixx & Karun.
New Tangents In Kampala, London and Nairobi, pre-order here.