On the Horizon: Cultivating that Familial Fondness, Nepheww.

On the Horizon: Cultivating that Familial Fondness, Nepheww.

A track that ‘has stereo guitar looping, with a lashing of an old Italian funk break, an African a capella from the wonderful Miriam Makeba, a deep bass line, bongos and djembas and a wholesome brass section’ you say? Why, absolutely why not! Oxgam, a spectacularly finely refined composition for a supposed ‘demo’, came as my perfunctory introduction to Nepheww – aka Londoner Jacob Taylor – only a couple hours ago although it’s not left my attentions since. Its beat decidedly Afro; its wompy bass end bottomless, it makes for a wondrous convergence of gritty Northern European house and becoming South African organicity. The striking of keen equilibrium, and a strangely emancipating one at that. And although my brother is yet to procreate, I struggle to foresee myself favouring the snotty young sprog over Nepheww at this rate…

Nepheww’s SoundCloud.

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