Stream Werkha’s “Beacons” EP

Image via Werkha
Image via Werkha

Lil Jon once asked Turn down for what?, and today I have an answer:  Werkha’s new EP for Tru Thoughts, Beacons. I’m turning down the festival noise and putting on this slick, lounge-y release because it’s that good.  It’s that sexy.  While still danceable for sure, the 22-year-old producer Werkha has no doubt captured a lounge sophistication with this five-track EP.  Shifting soulful rhythms mixed with classic-styled vocal approaches over a bed of mixed tempos and an old school electronica vibe makes this a special release.  This is exactly the kind of release, especially third track “Sidesteppin’” that you can play for your summer flings and keep it classy. And while Werkha thus far has already garnered support from the likes of Gilles Peterson and he’s touring with Bonobo right now, he’s really only just getting started.