Diggin’ This: Immy Owusu – “What a Love” (Hopestreet Recordings)


Introducing the “Lo-Fi Highlife” sound.


Image via facebook.com/Immyowusu



Recalling the music of William Onyeabor and the modern cinematic soul of Surprise Chef, “What a Love” by the Melbourne, Australia artist Immy Owusu is a loved-up and smitten yet mellow bubbler that threads the grooves of West African highlife with eccentric synths, Zamrock elements, and airy Khruangbin guitar lines.



Love that spacey Atoke cowbell in the background.



Immy Owusu – “What a Love”







“What a Love” is taken from Immy Owusu‘s new album, LO​-​LIFE!, a live-tracked project with an all-star cast featuring members of Karate Boogaloo, Surprise Chef, and The Senegambian Jazz Band. It’s out July 14 via HopeStreet Recordings.





Pre-order it here.





Check out more of my favorite Immy Owusu tracks here




hear more of my favorite music on the Hopestreet Recordings label here




press play on more of my favorite sounds from Melbourne, Australia here




listen to the tracks I’m very into right now on my 2023 Essentials playlist here