Natty – “Afrika” [Free Download] | SClusive New Music

North London hailing reggae singer, songwriter and producer Natty returns this summer with a brand new mixape and supporting UK tour. Following his debut album Man Like I released in 2009, Out Of Fire is an eclectic collection of tracks from roots reggae to electronic sounds, and comes packed with social commentary as the 26 year old musician explores a range of themes and life-lessons.

“Before I was a singer all I wanted to be was a producer. I spent hours in my bedroom creating tracks alone. Sampling, banging stuff, programming, playing guitar etc.. Anything to get the right pressure on my speaker cones,” Natty recalls. “I also was a rapper, not a singer, so those were the first kind of lyrics I wrote.”

“It was only when I started singing and playing my songs in public that I fell in love with playing live music. I almost forgot what a computer looked like.  This mixtape is a nod to how it all started for me – there’s some rapping, some sampling, still some acoustic, but some real bass too.

“Most songs were produced in my bedroom. With particular help from Dean (my engineer) and Bear (Guitarist in my band). Dont worry, I am still in the studio with Bear and the rest of my band putting finishing touches to the album, but for now, check out what I get up to with the door locked and the fire burning.”

Enjoy and download our exclusive premiere of new track “Afrika,” taken from Natty’s upcoming mixtape with a rousing blend of roots and dub.

Currently being recorded between London and Jamaica’s legendary Tuff Gong studios, Natty’s sophomore album is due for release early next year.

Catch Natty on tour at the following live dates:

Fri 1st June @ Phoenix, Exeter
Sun 3rd June @ Play Festival HMV Ritz, Norwich
Sat 16th June @ Goldcoast Ocean Festival, Croyde (Devon)
Thurs 21st June @ Scala, London
Sat 7th July @ Summerjam, Germany
Sat 11th August @ Boomtown Festival, Winchester

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