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Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate

Faya (Flowfish)

By • Mar 21st, 2013 • Category: Album review

Some things work perfectly together. Fish and chips, JD and cola, YouTube and that video of the paparazzi nutting the bloke from Jamiroquai. Why on earth then has it taken this long for Joe Driscoll and Sekou Kouyate to collaborate then?

Joe Driscoll (a man who Cee-Lo Green referred to as “the gangster with the iron lung”) has long held a diverse range of influences within his music, something especially noticeable on last release ‘Mixtape Champs’. When you have a talented and open minded artist such as Driscoll, it only makes sense to throw in a member of Ba Cissoko and create a strutting track where blues, afrobeat and hip-hop find a unique centreground.

Kouyate’s kora mirrors the likes of Tinawaren whilst the delivery of Driscoll’s rhyming is super slick. Each artists style is almost custom made to compliment the others. This will appeal to fans of African music as much as fans of hip-hop and rap. A match made in heaven.
Faya - Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate

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