East London’s Azekel is set to release his debut EP – titled ‘Circa’ – through Generator and THNDR LGHTNG on October 28th and, of the five tracks that it boasts, it’s ‘Official’ that we’re looking at today. Growing upon a slow-groove electronic base, the track swells under waves of Azekel’s soulful vocal and sparse background melody.

The EP offers an interesting concept; with its songs referencing a collection of honest and frankly told memories of unrequited love and relationship troubles from 2003 to 2013. It’s easy to see why the Nigerian born producer has attracted a lot of attention at only 24 years of age, with early likenesses being made to Frank Ocean’s sultry crooning, and the Circa EP is likely to be Azekel’s platform to stardom.

Words by Neil Wood

Tipped by Joe Frankland

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