'Black' is the eagerly awaited debut EP from 21-year old soul singer from SE London Moko and 2013 was the year that she both graduated from Goldsmiths and took her first solid steps into what's sure to be a long and fruitful career as a solo artist. 2014 is sure to be hers for the taking.
We first heard from Moko earlier this year when she uploaded her first demo 'Summon The Strength' which went along way to win over early adopters and the support of tastemakers. The online chatter about her fresh take on 90's soul, house and R&B infused emotive pop lead to key gigs including The Great Escape, BBC Introducing stage at Glastonbury, Boiler Room (with her idol Neneh Cherry) as well as her own sold out headline shows at Birthdays and Electrowerks in the summer and more recently at Corsica Studios.
'Hand On Heart' followed in July as a free download and went further to pull in the fans from all corners. This track picked up radio support from Radio 1, 1Xtra, Rinse FM and Amazing Radio and not least caught the attention of Chase & Status and their Universal offshoot label MTA Records to the point that not only did they ask Moko to gust vocal their latest Top 5 single ' Count On Me', the A&Rs at the label wasted no time in signing her debut album deal - due for release in 2014.
This 'Black' EP gives both of these previously heard songs the official release they deserve alongside brand new tracks 'Freeze' and 'Honey Cocaine' - impacting on December 9th. 'Freeze' opens the set with impressive intent where 'Honey Cocaine' closes it in her distinctive sultry style.
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