Hot on the heels of the release of his debut album ‘Process,’ Sampha has already been working on brand new music with a little help from Richard Russell.
Richard is the man behind XL Recordings, but he’s also got more than a few hefty production credits to his name, including work with Damon Albarn, Gil-Scott Heron, and Bobby Womack. He’s linng up a new project called ‘Everything Is Recorded,’ which is due in the near future, will feature Sampha as well as contributions from Damon, Mark Ronson, Brian Eno, Peter Gabriel and more.
The pair have now shared two tracks from their collaboration, ‘Close But Not Quite’ and the title track, ‘Everything Is Recorded,’ which were aired on Richard’s radio show. Both tracks show off Richard’s signature downbeat style with Sampha’s typically soulful vocals.
Listen to ‘Richard Russell Presents Everything Is Recorded’ below. ‘Close But Not Quite’ begins at 53:58 and ‘Everything Is Recorded’ starts from 1:13:51.
Sampha will play at Lowlands (18th-20th August), where DIY is an official media partner. Tickets are on sale now. Visit diymag.com/presents for more information.