Tune of the Week // Kidepo – Ramada
First time I heard this track the sun was shining, it seemed like summer was on the way. The tone vibe and atmosphere of the track matched beautifully.
Kidepo’s track, Ramada, is taken from his forthcoming EP, ‘Reunion’. Where’s the reunion? Jonah Mutono, aka Kidepo, was born in London, but moved to Philadelphia at an early age. The family then returned to Uganda, their native land, nine years later. But Jonah went off to school in the UK when he was 13. Kidepo is a river in Uganda, no doubt where Jonah takes his moniker from.
His debut EP, ‘Reunion’, looks at his repatriation with Uganda and his transient life. Jonah’s music takes influences from his travels too. The percussion on ‘Ramada’ sounds very rooted in Africa. This is blended beautifully with R’n’B tinged electronic elements and finished off with vinyl-esque surface noise.
Simply delightful, a fantastic track from a debut EP. Really looking forward to hearing more from Kidepo.