Multi-instrumentalist Kayobe releases his new album via Physical Presents

A traveller at heart, Kayobe is currently based in Toronto, Canada however, he has previously lived near Victoria Park in East London, working out of a studio in Hackney and traveled to over 25 different countries (including Peru, Spain, Colombia, USA Panama, and Nicaragua) while writing and collecting influences for his album. As he grew up, Kayobe played the guitar, sang, and played the drums while the transition into adulthood brought an interest in music production and the blissfully endless possibilities of creativity that came with it. Finding a passion in the arts, Kayobe’s background includes a culmination of years of work as a self-taught producer, vocalist, sound engineer, DJ and visual effects artist.As diverse as Kayobe’s own sound is, his influences carry just as much variety with the likes of Daphni, Thom Yorke, DJ Shadow, Frank Ocean, Caribou, Bon Iver, Thundercat, Foals, FKA Twigs, Björk, Portishead, James Blake and Nick Hakim all appearing on his playlist. His own sound sits closer to the likes of Bonobo, Massive Attack, Abi Ocia and CHVRN.

Kayobe takes the time to reveal a little more about the deeper meaning behind the album, “Islands to Bridges was written and recorded on three different continents and was inspired by the sights and sounds around me. There were phases during the creation of this album when I was feeling more solitary (islands), and phases when I was feeling compelled to connect more deeply with others (bridges). There are more energetic party tracks, and more subdued chillout tracks – I hope they take you on a journey from wherever you are to wherever you want to be.”

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