When you begin your year opening for Kendrick Lemar in Paris and Shuggie Otis in New York, you know you are off to a good start. Such was the fortune of Ofei who subsequently spent the summer drawing curious crowds to his one man appearances at UK festivals like The Great Escape, Best Kept Secret, Beacons and Secret Garden Party. Writing, arranging and producing himself, until now, Ofei has elected to set out his stall with the music alone, his public reticence - to date he has never done an interview - helping create a certain mysterious ethos around him.
Several months on from the appearance of new material, a startling new track ‘Tomorrow’ suddenly dropped in mid-September. Picked up by major international blogs (Dummy, DIY, Planet Notion, Disco Naivite, etc) in a matter of minutes, it follows earlier tunes ‘London’ and ‘Fate’ into the blogosphere, each revealing a little more of Ofei’s personality.
A dynamic mix of R’n'B, distorted soul and unearthly gospel, Ofei’s style feels incredibly fresh and original, ‘The London EP’ a manifestation of an unorthodox and unpredictable talent at work.