Inspired Sound aims to cultivate and build a community through bridging the gap between different cultures within music industry, from the urban, to electronic, to the roots of Africa. Inspired Sound not only showcases music from different cultures but also shares the stories from artists, creative, and curators.
The first series of the inspired sound podcast will be recorded live from Keakie studios, and hosted by our founder; Kofi Yeboah. The series will be focusing on music coming out of Africa and its diaspora, as well as, conversations with artists and curators inspired by African culture.
The first guest was Afro-electronic producer, Tony Njoku. Speaking on his influences in music growing up in a Nigerian household as well as, his forthcoming album
Follow him; @tonynjokumusic
Have a listen back to our first episode on mixcloud:
Tony Njoku announces his brand-new single ‘RAPTURE’ taken from his upcoming album ‘Your Psyche’s Rainbow Panorama’ due for release on October 4th. Flitting between jittery, experimental synths and borderline hymnal refrain; the track is a voyage through Tony’s mind, contemplating another version of reality and providing a refreshing perspective on what it means to be alive.
Speaking on the his latest single, Tony mentions – “Rapture is a song about the brain scrabbling, yet elating nature of psychedelic experiences. Sometimes we need to have an experience that totally shakes up our perception of reality. An experience that opens up our hearts and minds to truth, love and freedom.”
Check out his latest single ‘RAPTURE’ below:
Tony Njoku shares a brand-new single ‘HAPLESS’ on Silent Kid Records. The single opens a new chapter for Tony following on from the critically acclaimed sophomore release ‘H.P.A.C’ in 2018. Tony Njoku has been championed by Giles Peterson, Tom Ravenscroft, Huw Stephens and has performed with Anna Von Hausswolf, Rival Consoles, Goat Girl, Gaika, Jacques, Ider and Kokoko!
‘HAPLESS’ is an energetic and free flowing track pulling together Tony’s iridescent energy with touches of Young Fathers’ tribal pop and galloping electronica. Commenting on the track he mentions, “Through a dark episode of rumination comes the humour. When you’ve faced the cold hard truth and gone through the self-humiliating process of coming to terms with the source of your pain. You find out you put yourself in that ‘sticky situation’ and that you kept yourself in it all along. So rather than beat yourself up about it, you laugh. Laugh at your insecurities and your naivety.”
Have a listen for yourself below: