I first heard Siji almost six years ago on Danny Krivit‘s 2005 In The House compilation, where he featured Siji’s “Watching You, Watching Me,” from Siji’s debut album God-given, which became an instantly favorite. With his self-entitled sophomore album, he has teamed up with DJ/Producers King Britt, Rich Medina, and Alix Alvarez (all who are well respected in house and Afro beat music) to provide us with soul, jazz and African rhythms. The British-born, American expat, and multi-instrumentalist has this kind of silky smooth voice with tremors of soul and Yuruba; DJ’s have a field day with including him in their mixes. Adé Siji is more Afro beat than his debut, with full rhythmic arrangements, often sang in Yoruba, and perfect for when you’re ready to get your chillaxation on or dance your arse off. Listen to a couple of songs taken from Adé Siji, below, which is also available on iTunes. Also check out the lush video for the single, “Yearning For Home” here.
Fantasy – Adé Siji
Irinajo – Adé Siji