Mix up musical roots nourished in Ghana and Finland with life in East London, cross afro-funk and highlife with grimey raps, party vibes with a low key, but ever present political thread….. and you get new duo Makola.
Debut single ‘This Is London’ was described by Julie Adenuga as a,
“Track of the Summer”
during the full week of ‘ Big 3 ‘ plays on Beats 1 London (w/c : 6.6.16 ) Alongside rolling, percussive B Side ‘All My People’, now it’s on it’s way out into the wider world, stumbling towards the UK’s fast growing future-urban party with a bottle of Cava in one hand, and a quickly scrawled political program in the other.
With similarly vibrant follow up singles ready to go, and a dynamic live act taking shape, a busy summer/ autumn looms for an eclectic, dance friendly musical force in the making; looking further forward, 2017’s debut album could hit a cross cultural sweet spot, looking to unify in turbulent times.
“A lyrical translation of the melting pot that is the city” – AfroPunk.