Jazz Souled Out - In association with Shades of Soul Ltd

Monzanto Sound

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Last Show: Friday 21 st April 2023

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Monzanto Sound, who are known for their soulful fusion of African, European and dubwise sounds, are coming to PizzaExpress. They put out 'Tomorrow, Tomorrow and Tomorrow' EP last year and are doing an exclusive intimate showcase of old bangers and new unreleased material at PizzaExpress. Expect a deep psychedelic experience, lead by front woman, Mimi Koku with a hypnotic rhythm section and authentic live dub effects. Having had radio play from Jams Supernova, Don Letts and Flo Dill, their sound is breaking through. 

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"Deep bass, funk reggae and great grooves. My pick is Eja. and did I mention that voice?"

Joe Gomez www.rangemusicnyc.com United States

Monzanto Sound is a band from London fusing together different styles from the African Diaspora and combining them with a hypnotic, psychedelic edge. They are a high energy, rhythmic group with an ear for space and simplicity capable of getting any crowd moving. Their sonic aesthetic is something that is considered carefully as they incorporate synths and effects in a way that has more inspiration from 90s dance and electronic music. Mimi Koku, the lead singer, has a soulful, african sound and writes intentional, captivating lyrics, which have an emotional honesty that speaks on multiple levels. People have described them as a blend between Can, Fela Kuti and Sade with dubby off kilter funk grooves.

Band Line Up

Mimi Koku (vocals)

Anthony Boatright (Bass guitar)

Rachel Asafo-agei (guitar)

Mali Baden-Powell (keyboards and effects)

Wazoo Baden-Powell (drums)

Rory Comerford (percussion and guitar)