DivaGeek are Vula Malinga (‘the all-singing all-writing diva’) + Ben Jones (‘the super talented geeky producer’).
Those familiar with the soulful London scene know all about Vula – who featured on SoulCulture’s tribute mixtape Aaliyah Revisited last summer (“Rock The Boat“), sings with Dizzee Rascal (support vocals on Tongue N’ Cheek) and is currently touring with Basement Jaxx. Preparing material for that much anticipated, long awaited debut album, Vula sprang a leak today and dropped this new track into the SoulCulture inbox:
Brand Fresh & Nu’ from the DivaGeek camp is ‘Sunday’…
Vula describes the track as, “My gospel song done in our weird electric soul way…” She continues, “There’s times when I’m so thankful for the life I have what with my singing taking me to many countries that I had to at least dedicate one song to the Man upstairs! Ben isn’t a Christian but he loves the song, so I wrote it in a way where it can be interpreted in other positive ways not necessarily in a Christian way. It’s my way of saying, ‘Thank you’.”
Expect more from the duo – from gigs to, hopefully, a finished debut album dropping independently through DivaGeek Records (which brought Vula’s 2008 EP If U Want It -still available now!).