The enigmatic and intriguing artist Alxndr London returns with new EP 2023. Effortlessly blending soul, r&b and electronic music whilst subverting it into something completely his own. This marks his debut on Gaika’s new imprint The Spectacular Empire.
‘2023’ is inspired by the sounds of UK Funky, London’s Garage sound, Yoruba Spirituals and Electronic Soul; an experimental project rooted in a genre-less space that balances spiritual conflict and Afrocentric themes, with unconstrained fantasy and spectacular science-fiction.
'Silver Universe’ starts proceedings with endearing vocals and gentle staccato that builds then breaks into a funk groove that’s undeniable and will have you nodding along. Then all of a sudden, the rug is pulled from beneath you, it cuts to black and in the distance a tannoy transmits “welcomes you to 2023”. Everything becomes slightly darker and a more electronic sound ensues with a pounding four to the floor kick drum and melodic arpeggiators.
'Jury, Judge, Executioner’ demonstrates Alxndr London's expert falsetto and breath control as his voice takes centre stage in this sultry, hypnotic track with off-kilter synths and percussions painting a vivid picture all around him with just enough space to captivate your imagination.