Extra Soul Perception

Extra Soul Perception are a creative collaboration that brings together innovative artists from the UK, Kenya and Uganda on week-long music writing camp in Nairobi.

 Creating new tangents in soul music. Inspired by the fusion experiments of Monk Higgins, it’s led by an open-minded approach of harmonising different sounds, techniques and traditions, to change perceptions of a long-established genre.

Extra Soul Perception members.

LABDI – A revolutionary Kenyan musician and singer-songwriter, who stands as the only female Orutu player in East Africa. The single-stringed fiddle originating from the Luo Community in Western Kenya was a taboo for women to play.

LEX AMOR – North London rapper, DJ, musician and producer, whose soft flow is part poetry, part whispered singing.

FAIZAL MOSTRIXX – One of Kampala’s most recognised contemporary dancers and a producer giving traditional Ugandan sounds an electronic instrumentalism to preserve its heritage.

HIBOTEP – A Ugandan counter-culture visionary, as a DJ, filmmaker, fashion designer, installation artist, undercover rapper and producer. 

KARUN – A Nairobi-based singer and songwriter,Berklee College of Music alumni and formerly part of the BET Awards nominated Camp Mulla. Now as a solo artist she’s one of Kenya’s most celebrated soul voices.

K15 – London-based Musician, composer, producer and DJ with releases on Wild Oats, Eglo and Wotnot channelling jazz and soul into a house structure. 

LYNDA DAWN – A London singer trained in the Pentecostal Church with the range and power of the US gospel greats. 

MAXWELL OWIN – A London based producer, musician and DJ at the heart of London’s jazz new wave. 

The  album will be out in April 2020 on London label Waella’s Choice

 

https://extrasoulperception.com/

Playing live in February 2020

 22 Feb: The Jazz Cafe, London
23 Feb: Band on the Wall, Manchester
24 Feb: 24 Kitchen Street, Liverpool.

Jazz Cafe | London | 22/02/2020
Band on the Wall | Manchester | 23/02/2020
24 Kitchen Street | Liverpool | 24/02/2020

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