Both Jesse Boykins III and MeLo-X already have experience in the music world, the first as a vocalist and the second as an MC and producer. At some point their stories and skills crossed, giving rise to new musical forms that will soon materialise in their first album together: "Zulu Guru". Going by what the people at Ninja Tune tell us, who will release the album on 15th October, Jesse and MeLo-X’s debut is a journey through electronic neo-soul with a few stops in afrobeat and Near Eastern sounds. Going by what we’ve seen on the album’s tracklist, there are guests like Afta-1 and Ango, references in the new method for making space beats and electronic R&B.
To start whetting our appetite, the duo leave us with "Black Orpheus", a vaporous Afta-1 production that will be on the album and which can be yours if you click on this link and give the folks at Ninja Tune your email address. You’ll find he rest of the album details around these lines.