Last fall, the London based Nigerian vocalist Oyinda made a striking debut with her salient and sophisticated Before The Fall EP. A clear standout on the four-track release was “What Still Remains,” an emotionally embroiled cut which emphasizes the singer’s dynamic tenor against a bed of chunky, low-end dub workouts. The EP cut was recently re-interpreted by the Houston raised Ghanian producer Canteen Killa. His week-old, nine-track instrumental release, Rhythm Memories [Vol. 1], is the electronic musician’s most impressive effort to date. It’s a deliriously uptempo collection of songs as provocatively strange as they are readily danceable. The same relentless kinetic compulsions are found on Canteen Killa’s Oyinda remix, an erratic onslaught of looped vocal hooks, jittery synthesizers, and polyrhythmic drum machine cadences.
Oyinda will be opening for Say Lou Lou at the Brooklyn venue Baby’s All Right on May 11. Watch her stunning, desaturated visual for “The Devil’s Gonna Keep Me” (which includes the remixed version of the track by W/O) below. Stream the Before The Fall EP below that.