Wu-Lu N​.​A​.​I​.​S.

    Not On Label
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    • 1. Jaybo
    • 2. Habesha
    • 3. Sailor feat. Binisa Bonner
    • 4. Storms
    • 5. Maze
    • 6. Ras Bap

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    South London based producer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist Wu-Lu returns with his second EP ’N.A.I.S.' (Not As It Seems). From breezy, psychedelic soul vibes to free, jazzy experiments, the unique, hypnotic sound of Wu-Lu is a complete draw. Superb follow up release to the sold out 'GINGA' EP - don't miss!

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