Kamaal Williams - Wu Hen
A positive tour de force through jazz, rap and R&B without necessarily observing any of the rules. A genuinely thrilling sonic journey.
+ Indie exclusive edition pressed on limited red vinyl.
Bringing groove back to the forefront, Wu Hen oscillates between celestial jazz, funk, rap and r&b reinforced with the rugged beat-heavy attitude of grime, jungle, house and garage – a self-styled fusion Kamaal describes as Wu Funk.
New players on this record include LA’s Greg Paul on drums (of Kalayst Collective), Rick Leon James on bass, Quinn Mason on saxophone alongside vocal features from cult rapper Mach-Hommy and Kaytranada collaborator Lauren Faith. Multi-talented renaissance musician Miguel Atwood-Ferguson (who has worked with Ray Charles, Flying Lotus, Dr. Dre, Mary J. Blige, and Seu Jorge) contributes signature strings, which add vivid colour and rich depth, evoking vintage David Axelrod.
A1 – Street Dreams (feat. Miguel Atwood-Ferguson)
A2 – One More Time / 1989 (feat. Miguel Atwood-Ferguson)
A3 – Toulouse (feat. Miguel Atwood-Ferguson) / Pigalle
B1 – Big Rick / Save Me
B2 – Mr. Wu
B3 – Hold on (feat. Lauren Faith)
B4 – Early Prayer
1– Street Dreams (feat. Miguel Atwood-Ferguson)
2 – One More Time
3 – 1989 (feat. Miguel Atwood-Ferguson)
4 – Toulouse (feat. Miguel Atwood-Ferguson)
5 – Pigalle
6 – Big Rick
7 – Save Me
8 – Mr. Wu
9 – Hold on (feat. Lauren Faith)
10 – Early Prayer
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