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Love Ssega premieres debut track, ‘Minds’

August 16, 2015


Love Ssega premieres debut track, ‘Minds’

‘Minds EP’ released via Hometown/Sony

Love Ssega has premiered debut solo track ‘Minds’, taken from his forthcoming first EP via Hometown Records / Sony. .

Channelling a mix of New Wave, 80s hip-hop and NYC disco into smart modern pop, Love Ssega’s debut EP draws on an evocative point in sound and culture far removed from the Lewisham borough in which he was raised. Born to Ugandan parents and finding initial inspiration in the topical South London Garage, Bass and Grime scenes, Ssega finished school and landed a place at Cambridge University, where he studied Chemical Engineering. Once there, he invited fellow-student Jack Patterson to play keys in his funk outfit, before the two teamed up to form a DIY classical-dance project. Just as the group’s debut, Ssega-sung track caught fire, he walked away from Clean Bandit and ‘Mozart’s House’ in order to finish a PhD in laser sensing: swapping subsequent household-name status for analysing the chemical process of making anything from drugs to household products.

It’s a patience and determination that pays dividends on Love Ssega’s freshly-graduated solo EP, ‘Minds’. Premiering today, the title track feels inspired by the punk-funk rap of Tom Tom Club or the heady house of LCD Soundsystem, its “minds always wanna roam” refrain suggestive of a restless creative spirit. The shuffling, Prince-like groove of lead track ‘Pray For Love’, meanwhile, confronts a turbulent romance on the dance-floor, whilst the coiled-spring energy of ‘Too Far’ closes an EP produced (in one of a series of departures) by Brighton House DJ and producer Leon Vynehall.

Filtering a crate-digging knowledge of classic sounds through life growing up in Lewisham, Love Ssega is a bright young talent sticking to his singular path.

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