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Left Ear Records

Jay U Xperience - Abuja EP

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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.