Much love goes to Ibeyi and their record label, XL Recordings, for a simply masterful campaign in advance of their forthcoming debut album, which drops February 17th. After releasing really creative visuals for songs Oya, River, and Ghosts they follow up with an expansive and well-executed mixtape that includes some of their music alongside and blended with tunes from such artists as Lauren Hill, Nina Simone, Jay Electronica, Kendrick Lamar, James Blake among many others. This mixtape is the perfect precursor to world domination. Like I said before, this is Neo-Diasporan Soul Music. Get used to it.
By the way, the twins will be heading out on their North American tour and will be in our neck of the woods in March at the NY Music Hall of Williamsburg. You know I already purchased my tickets.
Check out: Put You On: Ibeyi