Werkha - Live - All Werk Is Play Tour 2022 on Friday 25th - Saturday 26th November 2022
‘All Werk Is Play’ (AWIP) officially hits the road this autumn, with the full live show making its rounds in England and Scotland. After successful shows over the spring and summer - including Glastonbury and a stellar We Out Here show - the AWIP Live 2022 tour sees this multi-talented musician produce a delightfully vibrant live show, true to the title of his sophomore album.
This album is predominantly a set of uptempo compositions from Werkha (real name Tom Leah), fusing analogue jazz-funk vibes with modern dance music sensibilities. Nestling somewhere between broken beat and breakbeat, Werkha has been nurturing his own unique sonics for some time; incorporating live
horns & wind instruments with bass, double-bass, harp and guitar, along with a selection of sweet squelchy synths and delectable drum programming.
‘All Werk Is Play’ was an opportunity for Werkha to produce a full body of work in the conceptual formation of an album, as opposed to a set of singles strung together. From ‘The Rigour’ EP to the subsequent releases, this album completes a circle in his current creative curve, from a design perspective and sonically. Werkha has been steadily pushing his own self-production and musicality, embracing mistakes, and challenging himself both creatively and mentally. As a self-edutaining piece, the depth, nuances and examples of work as play are numerous, and whilst each track was thematically inspired by different topics, the fun element of “play” was always forefront in his mind, to ultimately create something powerful, yet positive.
In Werkha’s words:
“this record is dedicated to mixing things up, to walking down that street for once because your feet took you that way, to deciding not to take the bus today, to moments of improv, to breaking with convenience, to challenging structure, to play.“
Tracks continue to receive spins & support from BBC Radio heavyweights on
1Xtra & 6 Music like Jamz Supernova, Tom Ravenscroft, Huey Morgan and Afrodeutsche,as well as love from selectors such asDJ Paulette, Scratcha DVA, Harvey Sutherland, Zakia Sewell (NTS) & Jyoty (Rinse).
Music Genres: Bass Music, Electronic, House, Jazz, Latin
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