new music: london mc eneeks looks for meaning in the struggle on ‘my queen, my king, my god’ #soundcheck

January 17, 2017

“Get up get up get up get up / I know you’re fed up fed up fed up fed up / But keep your head up head up head up head up” London MC Eneeks sings on the EP opening “Get Up.” Sometimes a song captures a moment a little too perfectly. On his latest EP My Queen, My King, My God, Eneeks leads a tight band through meditations on struggles for justice, love, and understanding. Vintage vocoder, neo-soul grooves, and touches of glitchy production collide for an album that is equal parts thoughtful introspection and seductive. Eneeks smartly asks more questions than he suggests answers, as on the standout “How Many,” before letting it all drift away in a flurry of chopped samples and noise in “I Do This.” Pick up the record from Tokyo Dawn.

By Nathan Leigh, AFROPUNK contributor