Summers Sons & C.Tappin - Uhuru (2xLP)
Debut album by UK trio following their “Undertones” EP on Meltin Pot Music, the label that brought you Twit One, FloFilz, Suff Daddy, Brenk Sinatra, Dexter and others!
"Uhuru" is the debut album by Summers Sons & C.Tappin from London and Bristol. The journey of this album started back in 2015 and was inspired by the people and places of Tanzania. After three years of channelling the vibe into beats and bars, it is finally here!
Summers Sons are Turt (rap) + Slim (beats) who are actually brothers. They are longtime friends with vocalist and pianist C.Tappin. Their music can be described as rap with a lot of jazz. We like to call it cool bap.
Turt first got into hip-hop through Grime but also cites UK wordsmith Jehst as a major influence. Slim was doing UK Garage for a while, when his brother asked him for some more chilled beats to rap to. Tappin came up in a musical family, picked up the piano as a kid and played in indie bands.
With such diverse backgrounds Summers Sons and C.Tappin are not your average rap group. They would actually rather name their crew a band. Which makes total sense when you catch them live. Slim slices up the beats on his SP404. Tappin gets busy on the keys and adds vocal harmonies while Turt holds down the vibe on the mic, spitting lyrics with a message.
Still only in their early twenties Turt, Slim and Tappin are somehow old souls when it comes to music. If you listen to "Uhuru" you are unmistakably reminded of the Soulquarians school of fusing hip-hop, soul and jazz. Follow the Sons' "Road To Uhuru" playlist on Spotify and you are treated with gems from D'Angelo, Dilla, Badu and Bilal back to back with new UK Jazz tunes from Alfa Mist or Ezra Collective. Rounded up with a selection of dusty beats from German beatmakers like Hubert Davis and Twit One. On their own songs Summers Sons and C.Tappin are connecting these dots in their very own style and fashion.
While Slim had already released beats on Banoffee Pies and Brownswood, Turt and Tappin made their official debut on the "Hay Luv" album by Twit One , who they had met when he played a DJ gig in Bristol some years ago. With the release of the Summers Sons' "Undertones" EP on MPM in early 2018 the London - Cologne connection became official. The six tracker introduced the sound of the Summers and Tappin to a bigger audience and included remixes by FloFilz and Twit One.
Now get yourself ready for "Uhuru" ! To learn more about the album we recommend the liner notes: We’re all as simple complex as the next man. No one really comes correct with a set plan. It’s all guesswork. Feet stepping, Keep checking with my head first.