Touching Bass are one of the true ambassadors of the London music scene. They describe themselves as a collective of ‘soul disciples focused on forwarding the legacy of black-oriented music through dance and discussion’. Their NTS Radio show is a must-listen, and are Brilliant Corners regulars, also putting on vibrant, almost spiritual shows, such as their launch party at the Total Refreshment Centre in Dalston, London for their new compilation tape TB Afro Chronicles: Volume One, which was a beautiful experience.
That ethereal spirituality can be felt on this compilation. Melo-Zed produces a futuristic, soul and dub-heavy jam, Lex Amor radiates confidence and beauty with raps about her journey and growth throughout the years, Belgian beat-wizard Shungu comes through with a smooth, vibe-heavy track, Jake Milliner comes with a sublime neo-soul track featuring gorgeous vocals from Bubblerap, Eun brings the grooves, Wu-Lu continues them with slick basslines and off-kilter vocals which make it haunting yet enlightening, Blue Lab Beats (with the help of Nubya Garcia, Dylan Jones & Sheldon Agwu) come through with a rhythmic jazz record with gorgeous keys, Project Karnack delivers a drum-heavy, guitar-driven track that gets your heart racing, Molinaro’s infectious tribal rhythms are followed by Romaal Kultan‘s bass and synth heavy house track, MA.MOYO delivers a gorgeous spoken-word poem, backed by a sublime and colourful backdrop, while Kuu-50 closes the compilation with a hypnotic, moody and spiritual closer.
All the love in the world to the beauty emanated from all those involved in the collective, you’re all incredibly important to the culture and we all love what you do ❤️
Listen to Touching Bass’ compilation album TB Afro Chronicles: Volume One on Bandcamp, and make sure you support!
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