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Lefto Early Bird
Motherless Father

Brownswood Recordings

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Lefto Early Bird has released his first full-length on Gilles Peterson’s London label Brownswood Recordings. After teasing listeners with singles from the upcoming release, the 10-track album Motherless Father has landed. The DJ is also hosting several album launch parties across Paris, Belgium and London to celebrate the new record.

Like the titles of the tracks, the album is introspective and poetic, from the spoken word of 'Love Supreme' (Pt.1 and 2) to the spaced-out synths of 'The Birth of a New You' (feat. Pierro Spataro) and cinematic saxophone on 'I Sing To Find Peace Of Mind' (feat. Simbad). Motherless Father draws heavily from jazz, and features electronic elements, live instruments and both naturalistic and distorted vocals. In a statement shared with Mixmag, Lefto described the release as "a deep pre-club record that will give you the energy to go out there and party but with a feeling of letting go of everything."

Motherless Father features a number of collaborations including work from vocalist Iman Houssein who draws on traditional folk songs, German duo Aint About Me and DJ/multi-instrumentalist Simbad, who shared to Instagram that Lefto put "his heart & soul" into the record. Introspective and emotional, this project explores the complexities of Lefto's childhood, marked by the absence of his mother. This album showcases a special ability to seamlessly blend genres and create a unique sonic tapestry. It's a deeply personal story, painted with this elegant psychedelic-ambient-jazz brush, set against a backdrop of societal anxieties and a looming sense of unease. It promises to be a thought-provoking and emotionally resonant listen.

The DJ and radio veteran is a Horst Festival resident and as well as hosting a stage at one of Belgium’s biggest festivals, Dour Festival, the artist has previously performed with Robert Glasper, Thundercat and BadBadNotGood. Lefto continues to broadcast on beloved radios, Kiosk Radio, The Lot Radio and the late Worldwide FM from which first built his following. — (via MixMag)

Label: Brownswood Recordings
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: Belgium
Released: Mar 8, 2024
Genre: Electronic, Hip Hop, Jazz
Style: House, Techno, Hip Hop

File under: House / Electro / Techno