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PREMIERE: Sheldon Agwu - Disconnect

London-based beatmaker and multi-instrumentalist Sheldon Agwu returns with the second part of his EP series, 'Seeds of Sanctum, Vol.2' to be self-released on 21 October 2022.

Ahead of its release, we are premiering one of the standout tracks from the EP, a luscious soundscape 'Disconnect'.

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Supplied with slick, simple drums and a booming snare clap, a mystical atmosphere of synths echoing and fluttering create a wonderful tapestry of textures.

His guitar solo noodles in between the chirping melody from the synth for dramatic effect. With a love for jazz language, you can hear J Dilla-esque production throughout the EP alongside hints of Stones Throw artists like Kiefer.

"I wrote this music to share where I'm at musically as an Artist/Producer. This is a collection of all my musical experiences and influences so far, and is an honest representation of my upbringing in London."

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With hip-hop is at the forefront, electronica- flavoured synthesisers are incorporated throughout to paint a picture of an artist influenced by the melting pot of sounds within the London jazz scene.

As well as being a sought after session player, Sheldon is a regular contributor to the jam community in London, making regular appearances in the house band at NTs Loft and Unit 31.

He's also a musical director for the house bands at the Jazz Café and XOYO, and studied with the renowned guitarist and educator Scott McGill (Senior Lecturer in Jazz Guitar and Ensemble Director at the University of the Arts Philadelphia).

It's led him to work with established names in the nu-jazz and neo-soul circuit like Ego Ella May, Jordan Rakei and Ashley Henry, as Sheldon continues to build his artist identity with this release.


You can pre-save Sheldon Agwu 'Seeds of Sanctum, Vol. 2' here.

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