Leading the way with his voice over minimalist production, Nigerian newcomer Jojoftheejungle is releasing the first single from his debut EP today. Hear “Call Me (Omo'kpe)” from The Red Line EP right here:
a lush, syrupy quality that suffuses a lot of Afrobeats, but
J.O.J eschews broad synth washes and puts the pressure on his
vocals, which are front, center, and—in vocodor-affected harmony with
itself—left to dish up the hooks. It's a promising peek at an album featuring production from Major Lazer's Jillionaire, Beatsbymayor, and Craybeats, as well as J.O.J. himself.
“The tracks on the
EP talk about my personal experiences on the streets of Lagos” the artist stated via press release. “I’m sure a lot of
people go through them daily. Although it’s for everyone, the EP is
especially dedicated to those who have gone through a lot of
emotional roller coasters, and are still fighting. The Red Line is
The full The Red Line EP drops Oct. 8, and can be preordered (or presaved) from Batakari Music right now.