Desmond Rogers I met way back when I was singing with Laid Blak and when I was sitting at The Old Market Assembly doing some sort of work I heard him sound checking. Up pricked my little ears and that was it – a few minor stalker-ish messages and he was on board! I love the way Des plays the drums, it is transformative they way he can slip between genres and yet still make everything sound coherent – vibes man for the win.
Tony Samuels was a standard ‘Bristol friends of friends’ meeting as far as I can remember. He hopped on the percussion whilst I was djing at The Plough Inn and it was wicked! My music definitely has an afro/trip hop vibe to it and I was also really adamant that I wanted some latin flavour as well so – enter Bongosan!
And last but not least, Karen Nyame-Gyamfi who can’t join us but will be there in spirit and has also laid down some percussive wonderment on We Fly. I also met Karen over the airwaves, another super fabulous DJ and a producer. She’s actually remixed one of the tracks from the EP which will be going out as a separate project on Durkle Disco in 2020. Watch out for her – true bad gyal.
We Fly would still be an idea in my head if it wasn’t for these wonderful talented group helping me to bring it to life. I cannot thank you enough and I cannot WAIT until everyone can hear how fantastic you are tomorrow the EP Launch : We Fly ????