After the success of his single ‘Straight Lines’, Croydon artist
Moelogo recently released his highly anticipated EP entitled “Ìréti” (I don’t know how to pronounce it either don’t worry).
After a quick Google search Ìréti derives from the Yoruba word for ‘hope’ – nice touch.
Being of African decent, I feel I can always get down to some afrobeats once in a while and shake a leg a bit. So lets tune in and listen to the 5 track peice by Moelogo – Ìréti.
Track 1-Plenty Plenty
This track is a great introduction to the artist and the EP. If there is one phrase that perfectly encapsulates African’s indulgence and extravagance it’s “Plenty Plenty”! Give you the world – Diamonds, and pearls.
Track 2- Some Say
At first listen, this track is more of track you can dance to, a definite toe tapper! Subsequently listening, there are more serious underlying messages as Moelogo addresses things he feels people are saying about his rise and rise and accredits his blessings to God. My Favourite so far!
Track 3- Penkele
A sick sample of King Sunny Ade’s 80’s hit, modernised with a London baseline. One for the roadz. I’m not sure who produced this one but he/she has done a really good job referencing the old skool Afrique essence. There are certain murmurs that resemble Wiz Kid but on an original track that has really worked well!
Track 4- My City
Smooth, straightforward and serene. This track sounds more like a Itunes top 20 hit you would hear on the radio with a nice female feature. listening to it, I can imagine someone in a droptop driving down an America highway into the sunset. Very chilled.
Track 5- Ìréti
Ìréti or Hope as we earlier established, “I’m looking for you…I’m on my way”. Moelogo on well on his way into a successful career as he hopes to reach the pinnacle of the music business. A short and sweet ending of a thoroughly enjoyable EP.
As an extended play listing, Ìréti gives us great teaser into what Moelogo is all about and leaves us all eager to hear his next project! Stay tuned on 9bills for the latest update on Moelogo’s work.
Thanks for listening to Ìréti with me. I would love to know what you thought of it.
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