Lack of Afro – Hello Baby
Multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and DJ, Adam Gibbons (aka Lack of Afro) came back in considerable style in 2016 with Hello Baby – his fifth studio record and the first Lack of Afro album to be released on his own LOA Records imprint.
Described as ‘always having a knack for finding great vocal collaborations’, he has raised the bar again here! Featuring a stellar cast of guest vocalists including Grammy-award winner Joss Stone, steam-punk legend Professor Elemental & arguably the most talented young soul singer in the UK today in Elliott Cole – Hello Baby is a genre-bending colossus of an album that is packed full of Adam’s trademark multi-instrumental goodness, heavy drums, percussion-packed production, and ear for a good tune.
Also featured on the record is soul singer Juliette Ashby (who featured heavily in the Oscar-winning Amy documentary) – Californian rapper, regular Lack of Afro collaborator (and one half of The Damn Straights) Herbal T, and rising star of the northern soul / mod scene, dancer, model & vocalist Emma Noble.
A wide-ranging, eclectic and progressive musical outlook has always been the Lack of Afro approach and Hello Baby doesn’t disappoint. Classic R&B (I Got The Rhythm, Take Me Home), Soul (All My Love, Fires Glow), Hip-hop (One World, Walk In The Sun), Disco (Magic Together), and elements of House, Indie-Rock and a smattering of Electro (Now I Feel Good, Searching For Peace & Love) all come together to create an album that is stuffed with beautiful audio gems of all varieties.
Adam’s music has been much in demand in TV, Film and Advertising, with directors including Steven Soderbergh and companies including ABC, Disney, HBO, Sony Pictures, Adidas & Miller Lite all using the Lack of Afro sound for successful projects and campaigns. Hello Baby continues in this vein and is without doubt an even more confident, assured and mature collection than its predecessor.