Now more than ever we're living in a globalised environment.
The internet means that a song written in Cape Town can be remixed in Mexico City and played for a dancefloor in Oslo, all within the space of 24 hours.
London's Cable Street Collective are part of this, soaking up sounds from across Africa and matching them to impish indie songwriting.
New EP 'Where Now From Here?' is out on May 4th, led by sparkling new single 'Wonderland'.
“We're massively inspired by African music” says the band's Tristan Kennedy, “80s Congolese soukous artists like Loketo or Kanda Bongo Man, 90s South African music like Mzwhake Mbuli and more recent groups like Djaaka, Songhoy Blues and Mbogwana Star.”
From the tinkling guitar lines down to the buoyant beat 'Wonderland' has shades of this African influence, but alongside this Cable Street Collective conjure a disco vibe that is all their own.
A buoyant, intriguing return, you can check it out below.
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