“Yellow Redux,” the newest track from South London-based hip-hop artist Ultra_eko is a funky jam that explores life, drinking culture, and how everything intertwines with one another. It’s done in a tongue-in-cheek manner but sure packs a lot of insightful elements in the lyrics too. He takes the listener on a truly engaging journey as a Londoner going through the daily activities that make him tick. For those familiar with London, it’s quite riveting and for everyone who is yet to experience London as is, it will surely pique your interests. As for the soundscape, big props to producer MadebyKhwezi who goes for a retro-funk sound rife with warm basslines, infectious guitar riffs and a head-nodding groove to match.
The video produced by LevMusic really ramps up the song’s premise and vividly captures Ultra_eko’s life and all the dramatics that occur. “Yellow Redux” is the first single from Ultra_eko’s forthcoming album Off the Grid. Thematically, the album captures a world whose people are increasingly isolated by technology, marked by the opening words on the track “Viral”: “You are locked in this machine, from the moment you are born until your dying day.”
Ultra_eko begun releasing music only since Summer 2019, but in that time has demonstrated a varied, eclectic, and wholly unique voice within the genre. His first EP, ‘Kitchen Sink Dramas’ – 6 tracks of deep and dark stories, will be released on March 27th. A full-length album is planned for an Autumn release.