ABUJA by JAY U XPERIENCE

SKU108502
ArtistJAY U XPERIENCE
TitleABUJA
LabelLEFT EAR RECORDS
Catalog #LER 1019
Genre
ReleaseW 21 - 2019
FormatVinyl - AUS12
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Tracks

  1. Back To Motherland
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/l/ler_1019/01_jay-u_experience_-_back_to_motherland.mp3
  2. Ancestral Call
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/l/ler_1019/02_jay-u_experience_-_ancestral_call.mp3
  3. Okokobioko
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/l/ler_1019/03_jay-u_experience_-_okokobioko.mp3
  4. Abuja
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/l/ler_1019/04_jay-u_experience_-_abuja.mp3

Description

Melbourne’s Left Ear Records return with an EP release extracted from a lost ’93 CD only album by famed Nigerian artist ‘Jay U Xperience’. Here, modern technology meshes with timeless African Rhythms and the heartfelt influences of New York City.

Jay U Xperience is the pseudonym of acclaimed Nigerian musician Justus Nkwane.
His first release ‘Enough Is Enough’ was a heavy blend of psychedelic rock and funk epitomising 1977 and yet foreshadows Justus’ experimental and genre-spanning inquisitiveness. Justus wouldn’t record another album until 1993 while living in New York City. Here he emerged with ‘Ancestral Call’, an album that he describes as a “once in a lifetime event”, something from his “inner spiritual guts”. Equipped with a Roland R-5 drum machine and a Roland U-20 synthesizer to extract melodies he was able to create tunes that encapsulated contemporary technology with timeless traditional African rhythms, creating a work that sounds just as relevant Today as it did then. Tracks like ‘Back To Motherland’ & ‘Ancestral Call’ personify this sound, while ‘Okokobioko’, is an onomatopoeic excursion in losing yourself to the rhythm, the EP is then rounded off with the title track ‘Abuja’, a ghostly striped back piece.