Wu-Lu is back with his new EP S.U.F.O.S. (Save Us From Ourselves) This is the latest project from the multi-instrumentalist since his 2018 EP N.A.I.S, (Not As It Seems).
Wu-Lu is a South London-based producer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist. Having worked with the likes of MNDSGN (Stones Throw) and Andrew Ashong on his previous 2015 mixtape 'Ginga', the talented bassist has already secured some strong production credits. Including Ego Ella May, Oscar Jerome and Poppy Ajudah. Also working alongside Joe Armon Jones (Ezra Collective) and Kwake Bass (Kate Tempest, Sampha) for a brand new project coming in 2020.
S.U.F.O.S. sees Wu-Lu collaborate with long-term friends, Binisa Bonner, Kwake Bass, Nubya Garcia, Eun, Demae Wodu, and Morgan Simpson (drummer from band Black Midi) Thematically, it’s a reflection of where Wu-Lu sees himself and his people in 2019 London. This EP taps into racial injustice in Britain, black empowerment and self-exploration. Spending much of his time working behind the scenes for a range of artists, this EP will help define him as a soloist. Speaking about S.U.F.O.S. Wu-Lu says, "The EP is about family in every sense of the word: blood family, spiritual family, extended family, your family. It's the perception of my own experience and the young people who haven't got a loud enough voice yet".
Wu-Lu is no stranger to experimentation within his music. He has constantly been experimenting with the various influences on his Brixton doorstep. It’s the live stage where the impact of Wu-Lu’s passionate retellings really come into their own. Recent standouts include sharing the Field Day main stage with the likes of Erykah Badu and Loyle Carner, Brainchild Festival and a feverish Clash Music LIVE appearance at Metropolis Studios alongside Masego.
released April 26, 2019
All songs written, recorded and produced by Miles Romans-Hopcraft (aka Wu-Lu) at The Room Studios apart from S.U.F.O.S. PT2, recorded in Abbey Road Studios by Felix Stock and Corey Dickman
Mixed by Tom Carmichael
Mastered by Peter Fletcher
All instruments recorded by Wu-Lu with additional input from Musicians:
"Kokoroko" is an impressive high-energy album that captures all of the talent and excitement of the current UK Jazz scene. The playing is fantastic, and the band is incredibly tight, incredibly strong. Highly recommended... rikm