Multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and DJ, Adam Gibbons (aka Lack of Afro) hit back in considerable style with ‘Hello Baby’ – his fifth studio record and the first Lack of Afro album to be released on his own LOA Records imprint.
Picking up radio support from the likes of Jo Whiley (BBC Radio 2), Lauren Laverne (BBC 6 Music), Craig Charles (BBC Radio 2 / 6 Music) & Cerys Matthews (BBC 6 Music) as well as countless other stations around the globe (and charting in the Top 10 of the iTunes R&B/Soul charts in over 17 countries worldwide), ‘Hello Baby’ is already being talked about as one of the albums of 2016.
The album proper features a stellar cast of guest vocalists including Grammy-award winnerJoss Stone, steam-punk legend Professor Elemental & arguably the most talented young soul singer in the UK today in Elliott Cole, ‘Hello Baby’ is a genre-bending colossus of an album that is packed full of Adam’s trademark multi-instrumental goodness, heavy drums, percussion-packed production, and ear for a good tune. Also featured on the record is soul singer Juliette Ashby (who featured heavily in the recent Oscar-winning ‘Amy’ documentary) – Californian rapper, regular Lack of Afro collaborator (and one half of The Damn Straights) Herbal T, and rising star of the northern soul / mod scene, dancer, model & vocalist Emma Noble.
With the vocalists no doubt taking the starring role in the record, removing them lets the music take centre stage & also enables the musicianship & production skills to come to the fore. Hello Baby: The Instrumentals is the result!
A wide ranging, eclectic and progressive musical outlook has always been the Lack of Afro approach, & ‘Hello Baby’ doesn’t disappoint. Classic R&B (‘I Got The Rhythm’, ‘Take Me Home’), Soul (‘All My Love’, ‘Fires Glow’), Hip-hop (‘One World’, ‘Walk In The Sun’), Disco (‘Magic Together’), and elements of House, Indie-Rock and a smattering of Electro (‘Now I Feel Good’, ‘Searching For Peace & Love’) all come together to create an album that is stuffed with beautiful audio gems of all varieties and is without doubt an even more confident, assured and mature collection than its predecessor.
Available as part of an ultra limited edition of 25 signed & numbered promo CDs, regular promo CDs & digital.