LV x Josh Idehen 'Imminent'

Stream London production duo LV and UK/Nigerian Josh Idehen's warped-out and completely delirious single "Imminent."

London production duo LV link up with Benin City's UK/Nigerian frontman Josh Idehen for the first time since their cult collaborative LP Routes for the skittering, warped-out and completely delirious "Imminent." The track builds on LV's upbeat percussive patterns , a pitch-shifting synthesizer and Idehen's vocal riffs about young gang life in Hackney. He states,

I came home one day to find police tape all around, but – pfff – you just walk around that, but there was a huge amount of blood on the ground. Turns out it was a kid who was hanging around Hackney who was a bit of a… ruffian. So I’d walk past girls on the balcony and hear little snippets about how he was dating people… so it was a girl thing… it was a honey trap… he was part of this gang, part of that gang when he was murdered. What I wanted to do was tell a story about what essentially was ‘the norm’ at the time when I lived in Hackney.

Stream LV and Josh Idehen's "Imminent" below and, while you're at it, check out LV's Africa In Your Earbuds mixtape from a while back.


Interview: Wavy The Creator Is Ready to See You Now

The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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