Friday, June 5, 2015

Recording: Ayo Leilani

Artist: Ayo Leilani

Song: unknown*

Recorded at Artscape Gibraltar Point ("EXVEE"), May 30, 2015.

Ayo Leilani - unknown

Celebrating fifteen years as a retreat and incubator for the arts, Artscape Gibraltar Point decided to throw itself a big party, a day of music and secular blessings. Rain early on kept the crowds away somewhat, but it turned into a fairly pleasant day, with music in the backyard tent going ahead from late afternoon to late at night, when 88 Days of Fortune provided the vibes.

I hadn't caught Ayo Leilani on stage for quite some time, and was impressed by a solo set that brushed up on several styles. A member of hip-hop crew Above Top Secret (formerly known as Abstract Random), Leilani not only brought funky tracks like "Love Shock", but also lead with this vocal + loop pedal number, which lives up to her chosen bandcamp genre of "operatic soul".

[The 88 Days of Fortune crew will be celebrating their six-year anniversary with a party at Double Double Land on Friday, June 26th.]

* Does anyone know the title to this one? Please leave a comment!

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