New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Soulection Records - the longtime and newly revamped arm of the acclaimed indie music platform, label, radio show and collective - is proud to officially announce its first release of a stacked 2020 lineup: Juls & Sango's Fufu & Grits EP, out May 28.
Both Juls and Sango are longtime members of the L.A.-based DJ and producer community. In its original run through 2012-15, Soulection Records released Sango's debut LP, North, that helped grow the collective into its current form, and the new two-track EP celebrates the artist's unique contribution to the artistic family.
Juls, one of modern Afrobeat's most prolific producers, and Sango have recorded an inspiring set that brings out the best of both artists. The EP channels the sunny and feel-good spirit that Soulection has become known for: tropical Afro and Latin rhythms, brass and strums, an emphasis on a strong groove, and a feeling of genuine musicianship. The instrumental "Ritmo Coco" shines with shimmering guitar licks that play with whispering piano and dueling flutes that transport the listener to a faraway tropical beach. "Angele Ni Fie" trades flutes for trumpets, and it features playful vocal samples over a steady yet evolving beat. On Fufu and Grits, everyone shines, and everyone is the star.
Fufu & Grits EP
2.Angele Ni Fie
Growing up between East London and the Ghanaian capital of Accra, Juls' foundation with a rich selection of sounds has placed him at the forefront of the new wave of African influence sweeping the industry. In 2019 alone, Juls collaborated with Burna Boy, Goldlink and Tyler, the Creator. On his latest record Colour, Juls' world-class production and songwriting skills are on full display with standouts like "Angelina" and "Slow Down." He's been featured on both Spotify's New Music
Friday and Apple Music's Best Of The Week playlists, with millions of streams on each platform.
The Seattle DJ and producer, born Kai Asa Savon Wright, has been featured in Rolling Stone, Billboard, Washington Post, FADER, VICE, Highsnobiety, and more. Producing since he was 12, Sango channels everything from heady jazz to heartfelt gospel, jittery club to combustible baile funk, uncanny future-bass to mellow trap-soul. He's produced songs for Tinashe, Bryson Tiller, DRAM, Smino, Dave B, and more.
Since 2011, Soulection has been a cornerstone of creativity for innovative musicians, crate-digging DJs, and open-minded fans from across the world. What began as an independent radio show has since blossomed into a global community of artists and audiences, united in a borderless, genre-bending, musical movement. Over the past nine years, their grassroots expansion is a model of what happens when one stays true to their roots in the constantly evolving digital age of music. From putting out independent releases with producers like Ta-ku, Sango, Dpat, and Atu on Bandcamp to being the first collective invited to play Coachella, Soulection's growth has been organic and fruitful.