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Zulu Guru

by Jesse Boykins III

Zulu Guru by Jesse Boykins III

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Zulu Guru

by Jesse Boykins III

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Label: Ninja Tune
Jesse Boykins III isn't exactly the ingénue he proclaims himself to be on "I'm New Here." He's been on the fringes of New York's indie-soul scene for years, but Zulu Guru is his first project with international distribution. Boykins' collaborator, Melo-X, is a negligible rapper, but he swathes Boykins' breathily light voice in deep, sensuous electronic grooves. "Outta My Mind" is just a drum machine and heavenly vocalese; "Searching Her Ways" dips into pulsing garage-house rhythms; and "The Perfect Blues" layers African-flavored percussion rhythms into a story of NYC heartbreak.

About This Album

Jesse Boykins III isn't exactly the ingénue he proclaims himself to be on "I'm New Here." He's been on the fringes of New York's indie-soul scene for years, but Zulu Guru is his first project with international distribution. Boykins' collaborator, Melo-X, is a negligible rapper, but he swathes Boykins' breathily light voice in deep, sensuous electronic grooves. "Outta My Mind" is just a drum machine and heavenly vocalese; "Searching Her Ways" dips into pulsing garage-house rhythms; and "The Perfect Blues" layers African-flavored percussion rhythms into a story of NYC heartbreak.

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About This Album

Jesse Boykins III isn't exactly the ingénue he proclaims himself to be on "I'm New Here." He's been on the fringes of New York's indie-soul scene for years, but Zulu Guru is his first project with international distribution. Boykins' collaborator, Melo-X, is a negligible rapper, but he swathes Boykins' breathily light voice in deep, sensuous electronic grooves. "Outta My Mind" is just a drum machine and heavenly vocalese; "Searching Her Ways" dips into pulsing garage-house rhythms; and "The Perfect Blues" layers African-flavored percussion rhythms into a story of NYC heartbreak.