There’s been one name that’s cropped up persistently over the last few years when it comes to London: ’22a’. Grouped in with the likes of NTS presenter Charlie Bones’ Do!! You!! record store and radio show, Paul White’s spiritual freak-out’s and Bradley Zero’s Rhythm Section club night and label, they’re components on a loosely fitting imaginary axis that runs down the Eastern side of the Capital from North to South. Trend adverse and with a carefree, DIY way about things, these institutions bathe in a shared good vibe based around the charmingly simple principle of high quality music served with a smile.
Brother to fellow 22a producers Kolours and Reginald Omas Mamode IV. Jeen Bassa possesses a serious aptitude for merging the various Detroit sounds of J Dilla and Moodymann with a resolutely London-style grittiness.