East London outfit AJ Holmes & The Hackney Empire play a marriage of afro-pop and soukous paired with traditional pop sensibilities. This melting pot blend fuels the Africa-meets-London tracks on Wedding, the group’s debut album heralded by Radioclit and mastered by the people behind Graceland. Stream their upcmoing funk-guitar riffed single “The Revolution Will Not Be Twitterized” below — hold out for its alluring acapella breakdown — and grab Wedding (out via Moringa Music) along with some free remixes and mixtapes over at the band’s website.
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>>>Stream: AJ Holmes & The Hackney Empire ‘The Revolution Will Not Be Twitterized’