Soulful pop duo Anushka first debuted their unique sound via Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings back in 2013. With Wheeler behind the buttons and Port on vocal duties, together their talents deliver a fresh brand of modern soul that draws from a mixture of UK bass movements and offers “vocal music for sound systems.”
Their debut album Broken Circuit saw Port’s emotive songwriting touch upon heartbreak, disillusionment, relocation, joy and longing, whilst Wheeler’s fractured beats and low-end pressure gave attentive balance between ‘producer’ and ‘vocalist’, making for one of the most likeable and unpretentious hybrid dance-pop records in recent years.
Currently working on their forthcoming EP, the Brighton based duo recently shared single ‘Do You Have Soul‘, a sub-low house experiment that once again demonstrates their ability to find glowful pop textures’ fitting home on the dancefloor.
Due to perform at London’s Theatre Royal Stratford East on the 12th October, we requested the pair return to our mix series, where they fire up a batch of global beats from Pepe Bradock, J Dilla, the Enchufada camp and more.
Populous – Umi (Original Mix)
Anushka – Kendrick (Red Bull Jazz Version)
Lucy Pearl – “Without You” (Jay Dilla Remix) Berkely Bonheur Edit – Unreleased dub
Diz, Pepe Bradock, Iz – Mouth (Brad Peep’s Remix For Friends)
Tee Mango – This Is Where I’ll Stay (With U)
Seven Davis Jr. – One (Live Edit)
Whoof – Unreleased dub
Jowaa – Banku Dade (Original Mix)
Pote – For the Cause
Mina – Sentah (feat. Bryte) (Original Mix)
Vsgrr – Homo Techno
DJ Gregory And Sidney Samson – Dama S Salon (Dub Mix)
Anushka – DYHS (M H W Remix )
Anushka perform at Theatre Royal Stratford East alongside XOA on October 12. More info and tickets available here.