Lack of Afro has good hair day
Lack of Afro return to the forefront of the UK music scene with the stunning new album My Groove Your Move. (Released October via Freestyle Records) .
The 2008 single 'Touch My Soul' featured on Colin Murray's Radio 1 show and featured on most BBC 6 shows including Shaun Keaveny’s Breakfast show, George Lamb, Nemone and Craig Charles. The single also received spins on Russell Brand’s and Mark Lamarr’s Radio 2 shows.
As a multi instrumentalist, in-demand producer and re-mixer, a DJ with his finger on the cutting edge of contemporary sounds, and an ear tastefully cocked to the hippest soul, jazz and funk music from the 60’s and 70’s, Adam Gibbons, the young man at the centre of the Lack Of Afro phenomenon, has already established an unrivalled reputation as one of the most crucial names at work in funk and dance music today.
The LOA story began after excited word spread to the Freestyle Records offices about the sounds he was creating, Freestyles’ head honcho DJ Adrian Gibson instantly signed him and released the stunning debut single “Wait A Minute”. One of the labels fastest selling 12”s ever, it has gone onto sell massive numbers worldwide and appeared on countless compilations.
The subsequent album “Press On” fulfilled his early promise, with Adam playing nearly all the instruments himself. Hailed by iDJ magazine as “one of the greatest albums of the modern funk era”, the many highlights included “Pure Filth”, the stunning “Touch My Soul”, featuring the voice of the late, great Steve Marriott, and the inspired cover of Arctic Monkey’s “When The Sun Goes Down” which is still a firm favourite with DJs the world over - “Press On” has sold over 5,000 copies and counting…
In addition to his original material, the Lack Of Afro remix magic features on over THIRTY releases including tracks from acts as diverse as Tom Jones, Kraak & Smaak, DJ Regal (The Wiseguys), The New Mastersounds, The Hot 8 Brass Band, Flevans, Diesler and Nicole Willis. With his producers hat on, Adam has worked with Damon Minchella & Steve White (Ocean Colour Scene & Paul Weller), as well as for DJ Andy Smith (Portishead).
With “My Groove, Your Move”, the follow-up album released on Freestyle Records in October 2009, Lack Of Afro dispels the ‘difficult second album’ syndrome without even breaking a sweat. Featuring vocal contributions from the amazing Roxie Ray (Dojo Cuts) and YouTube prodigies Wax & Herbal T whilst retaining the signature Lack Of Afro elements, “My Groove, Your Move” is without doubt an even more confident, assured and mature collection than its predecessor.