by Jay U Xperience
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Back To Motherland 00:00 / 06:13
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Back To Motherland 06:13
Ancestral Call 08:00
Jay U Xperience's Abjua will be an EP release extracted from a lost 93 CD only album by famed Nigerian artist Jay U Xperience. Here, modern technology meshes with timeless African Rhythms and the heartfelt influences of New York City.
Jay U Xperience is the pseudonym of acclaimed Nigerian musician Justus Nkwane.
His first release Enough Is Enough was a heavy blend of psychedelic rock and funk epitomising 1977 and yet foreshadows Justus experimental and genre-spanning inquisitiveness. Justus wouldnt record another album until 1993 while living in New York City. Here he emerged with Ancestral Call, an album that he describes as a once in a lifetime event, something from his inner spiritual guts.
Equipped with a Roland R-5 drum machine and a Roland U-20 synthesizer to extract melodies he was able to create tunes that encapsulated contemporary technology with timeless traditional African rhythms, creating a work that sounds just as relevant Today as it did then. Tracks like Back To Motherland & Ancestral Call personify this sound, while Okokobioko, is an onomatopoeic excursion in losing yourself to the rhythm, the EP is then rounded off with the title track Abuja, a ghostly striped back piece.