Kenyan talent Blinky Bill has announced release details for his self-produced debut album ‘Everyone’s Just Winging It And Other Fly Tales’, out October 19, 2018 via new French label The Garden, to whom Blinky Bill is the first signing. Featuring collaborations with Petite Noir and Sampa The Great, the album - which follows last year’s ‘We Cut Keys Whilst You Wait’ EP - will arrive just ahead of a headline show at London’s Birthdays on October 14, 2018.
‘Everyone’s Just Winging It….’ thrums with the sights & sounds of a childhood growing up surrounded by the cultural push/push of Kenyan’s post-colonial capital city. Whilst teenage years were spent with a nose firmly stuck in books, Bill remained equally tuned into the soundtracks of both his Mum’s religious chants & the vintage Congolese records of his Dad’s collection, as the output of cult African label Ogopa Deejays (alongside Western touchstones Chic & 2Pac) and the clubbing ambiance of Nairobi’s cult ‘Matatu’ minibuses, which criss cross the city to a throbbing soundtrack of Kenya’s up-and-coming artists.
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14 October LONDON Birthdays