I can’t say I’d heard of London producer A Thousand Years before this, but no doubt we’ll be hearing a great deal more from Zeké Africa in the future. If there is one.
An ethereal synth wash echoes back and forth through ‘Flying High’ before a glitchy sample, “I shouldn’t have to tell you”, creeps into the fore, giving way to a complex percussive arrangement. From there, vocal samples bounce out from the background to remind you of the future of humanity: drugs, decadence and warnings that go unheeded.
While beautiful, this track is melancholic in its tone, execution and subject matter. Shimmering synths coupled with minor chords give this track an inescapably haunting feel.
‘Flying High’, which you can download below, is taken from his new EP ‘Farmers In Fields Of Stars’. King Deluxe, the label that brought us ‘Project 2999′, will be releasing the new EP on 1st October.
Download: A Thousand Years – Flying High