dego of 4hero’s debut album, “A Wha’ Him Deh Pon?” out today on 2000Black Records. Guests include Georgia Anne Muldrow (Sparkling Minds), Taylor Mcferrin (Interlude), Kaidi Tatham (We are Virgo), and Nia Andrews (Until its Done)!
The debut solo album reveals dego’s profound love for the simple physical pleasure of a perfect beat, but also his boundless curiosity for reinventing the most sophisticated elements of classic funk and electro.
Even within a single song, dego manages to take listeners on a journey across time. “Late Night Fright,” for example, begins by harkening back to the heyday of dub and drum ‘n’ bass, the club ori-ented music of dego’s youth, before slowly dissolving into a dreamy jazzy soundscape, mirroring dego’s own musical evolution.
Elsewhere on the album, Dego joins forces with a carefully-selected roster of singers and instrumental collaborators. “We Are Virgo” is a collaboration with jazz multi-instrumentalist Kaidi Tatham, that blends several time signatures, drawing on a rich palette of analog synthesizer sounds. A funky tangle of old-school acid house arpeggios, mixed with a bouncing soul groove, featuring vocals by up and coming British singer Obenewa, “All That She Knows.” Buy your copy here.