HOLY future jazz, Flylo, chill-hop, BATMAN! Sankofa‘s drum work is heroic. Its snare hits secure the foundation amongst airy synths, expansive pads and start and stop samples. Then, POW! “Galactic Reigns,” introduces beatboxing and some sensual vocal slices. Where do I begin? AbJo, San Diego native, creates ill tracks all the time. His previous EP AbJo Love Japan kicks ass. Sankofa is all style, Bruce Wayne swagger. AbJo says, “Sankofa means ‘to return from whence you came’, but to me it also means to re-complete the cycle…to basically go back to your roots again.” His roots: classical music, jazz (Madlib, Dilla), The Roots and father’s music collection. So many influences, deeper the roots, makes good music.
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Purchase: AbJo – Sankofa [Bandcamp]