Jumping Back Slash
SLOW OCEANS EP
12" Vinyl UK
COTCH INTERNATIONAL presents their debut release of innovative, globally minded and visceral music, from Jumping Back Slash.
UK born, but now a ten-year resident of South Africa, a country currently exploding with exciting new talent, JBS has immersed himself in the Mzansi scene, having collaborated and worked with the cream of forward-thinking artists in SA, from the likes of Spoek Mathambo, Fantasma, Okmalumkoolkat and Big Space
With distant glimmers of downtempo RnB, Gospel and alt-pop, as well as rhythmic nods towards Gqom, Kwaito and Pitori House, Slow Oceans is a statement of intent for an artist that has truly found their own lane.
Recorded over a week-long studio session in Johannesburg in April, Slow Oceans also brings to the fore two extremely talented South African vocalists, Hlasko and Nonku Phiri, and bassist Shane Cooper who all effortlessly glide over music, lacing the beats with lyrics and melodies charged with longing, romance and emotion.
Music for the heart, music for the feet. [info from ku]