Day 8: Melchior Sultana – Early Bird

Day 8 of our charity Advent Calendar in aid of The Steve Reid Foundation.

The temperature may be dipping into the minuses but we’ve got something that’s sure to warm your cockles. Back in September we premiered a sultry spaced-out offering from Maltese multi-instrumentalist Melchior Sultana. The soulful sun-washed EP on Three Fingerz Musique demonstrated another dimension to his myriad of musical feats.

Although his endeavours range from classical to contemporary and techno to deep house, he continues the soulful sentiment on this beatsy number, casting his net around the entirety of the Med. Trust us, it’s not December while this is on the stereo.

Aptly named ‘Early Bird’, it’s something to soundtrack a golden-hued sunrise. There are nods to classic St Germain, as bluesy bass
licks and wistful guitar riffs lay atop a foundation of gleaming pads, all framed by a beat that is undeniably built for the chill.

Download ‘Early Bird’ from our Bandcamp. It’s pay-what-you-like, with all proceeds going to The Steve Reid Foundation, a charity founded by Gilles Peterson that aims to support musicians in dedication to the visionary jazz drummer. 

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