An exciting new body of work from Joseph Deenmamode, aka Mo Kolours, is on the way. Entitled ‘Original Flow: Chapter One’, the eight-song set will arrive on 17th November with ‘Original Flow: Chapter Two‘, scheduled for next year.
The miniature vignette beat tape structure of his previous work has transformed into a shift towards longer compositions and playing live with other musicians while retaining the spirit of exploration and improvisation. ‘Original Flow’ is a collaborative music experiment with contributions from friends across borders, including Deenmamode’s brothers Reginald Omas Mamode and Jeen Bassa, plus Andrew Ashong, Charles Bullen, Dwaye Kilvington, Eddie Hick, Stefan Asanovic, Myele Manzanza, Ross Hughes, and Tom Driessler.
Throughout the album, Mo Kolours navigates through an array of genres and styles, including UK street-soul nouveau, future indigenous jazz fusion, Rasta Segga, Nyahbinghi jazz, and Malagasy Hebrew hip hop. For a glimpse of the album, check out the soulful lead single ‘Rockets To Mars,’ which questions the lack of care for the billions of people with nothing while governments plan to explore space. “This sparked a comparison in my mind to a Sonny Okuson song that I would reference when performing,” says Mo Kolours. “Okuson’s song talked of the lack of resources in many communities in the world, while governments go to the moon”.
Have a gander at the live version of ‘Rockets To Mars’ filmed at Paul White’s London studio.