Yoruba Records is proud to welcome multi-instrumentalist, singer, producer and 22a label owner, Tenderlonious to the family with this magnificent six-track EP. The opening and title track of this EP, Nobody Else, is a deep and jazzy cut – the chunky kicks and floating bass line move this track to a climax with ease. Perfect for home listening, this jam also yearns for the dance floor and sets the tone for this EP. A2 brings us Sula, a head-bob inducing, pan-flute led jam. The scattered keys and rolling bass add enough funk to get you moving and make this light hearted groove a listener favourite. Side A closes with Brother Yusef (Interlude): a short yet totally hypnotic melody, this track is a must-listen. Almost as quickly as it picks you up and locks you in, you’ll find yourself being let down gently and asking for more. Mind That Widow keeps the pace of this release by opening side B with another deep, jazzy cut that calls attention to detail in a way that only Tenderlonious can. A captivating flute line and keys dripping with reverb are sure to grab your attention while the broken drum beat will keep listeners moving into the night. Next up, Without You is undoubtedly a future Yoruba classic. With absolutely memorizing keys and fat bass stabs that seem to pick up exactly where the layered vocal leads leave off, this track is as complex as it is deep – we can’t get enough of it and we know you won’t either. This EP closes with You Were My Number 1 – an infectious dance floor groove. The rising key lines and stomping kicks blend with sensual vocals to make this floor-ready jam a must have for your record bag.
Published: 24th September 2015