Jodie Abacus – ‘Hot Kitchen’
“somewhere between a less animated Thundercat and a more off-the-wall Stevie Wonder” – i-D
“something about Jodie Abacus’ music just has that funk” – Noisey
“Like Thundercat, with serious, unrelenting mainstream potential, this is the sound of funk and pure-pop meeting like best friends reunited” – DIY
“Soul-pop mastery” – Dummy
“Soul Train-via-Flaming Lips soundscapes’ – SPIN
“explosive, buoyant piece of electronic R&B, comes across like an oddball Stevie Wonder filtered through a 23rd century landscape” – Clash
Owning one of London’s most exciting voices, South London-based singer Jodie Abacus releases new track ‘Hot Kitchen’, available now.
Marrying the best of R&B and funk’s ‘golden age’ with a sickly-sweet psychedelic sheen, South-London based singer Jodie Abacus exploded onto the critical consciousness earlier this year with his debut single ‘Good Feeling’. Six months later and the purveyor of “future soul” has cemented his status of one of the UK’s most soulful voices; winning widespread support online as well as having radio heavyweights BBC Radio 1xtra sing his praises.
With a sound that echoes the output of neo-funk Brainfeeder stalwarts Thundercat and Flying Lotus whilst simultaneously conjuring up Stevie Wonder and (whisper it) early Jamiroquai, Jodie returns with his latest single, ‘Hot Kitchen’. Premiering with both BBC Radio 1xtra’s MistaJam & The Fader, ‘Hot Kitchen is a blues-tinged, smoked-out funk odyssey that hints at the rising star’s signature sound.
Jodie Abacus will perform live at London’s Roundhouse Studio on Tuesday, 19th January, 2016.