Monday, 13 July 2009

Shafiq Husayn download & album preview

I've been sitting on some tracks from the new Shafiq Husayn (of Sa-Ra Creative Partners) album, waiting to be allowed to share them with you and finally I can! I must admit, I'm feeling what I'm hearing from Shafiq more then the recent Sa-Ra Release Nuclear feels fresher, maybe less formulaic? I've been shocking out round the house to Nirvana this weekend, and cannot wait to hear it on a big soundsystem...speaking of which I hear Shafiq might be on tour soon...just cross your fingers people! I'd love to see Fatima sing L'il Girl live too, so good to hear her killing it left right & centre this year - check out her dope blog Mindtravellin.

Of course Fresh Selects had the preview, respect to Kenny Fresh as always.

Keeping things moving, here’s an exclusive preview of the highly anticipated solo album from SA-RA Creative Partner, Shafiq Husayn. The album, entitled Shafiq En A Free Ka (”ka” meaning “mind” or “life force” in Egyptian), is the embodiment of just that - Shafiq in a free state of mind, exploring and defining through future-afrocentric sounds and fuzzy melodies. Along for the ride are a team of musicians, writers, arrangers and guest vocalists including Bilal, Om’mas Keith, Count Bass D, Sonny Coates, and many more - all with Shafiq still holding down the helm.

You can download “Lil Girl” and hear a full-length stream of “Nirvana” below. Be on the look out for much more on and from the album, including a “Nirvana” remix from Mark de Clive-Lowe, before it drops this October, courtesy of Plug Research. Also, credit due to the RBMA for first debuting a stream of “Lil Girl.”

Shafiq Husayn “Nirvana”
(feat. Nia Andrews, Noni Limar & Rozzi Daime)

COMING SOON: Shafiq Husayn - Shafiq En A Free Ka in stores this October on Plug Research


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