Tuesday 25th March, 2014
Following support from Monki and Rob da Bank on BBC Radio 1 and Gilles Peterson and Nemone on BBC 6 Music “Beacons” EP, the debut release on Tru Thoughts from rising producer Werkha, who was snapped up by the label in late 2013 having been championed by Quantic and Gilles Peterson' is out now. In another gold seal of approval from on high, Werkha has just been confirmed as the support act for Bonobo on the leftfield luminary’s European Tour.
With five unshakable tracks that fizz with energy, mixing up the tempos and blending nuanced live instrumentation with grin-inducing and eminently danceable beats and melodies, “Beacons” is sure to see Werkha rising further up the ones-to-watch lists, after a big 2013 which saw his reputation spread swiftly.
Werkha is the project of Manchester based musician and producer Tom A. Leah. With his debut EP, “Cube & Puzzle” (Cool Kid Music) in late 2012, his refreshing style gained him over 300,000 video hits and widespread tastemaker support. In addition to BBC 6Music play and Worldwide blog coverage, Gilles Peterson also picked an upfront track, “Sidesteppin’ feat. Bryony Jarman-Pinto”, for a Brownswood Bubblers compilation. Festival sets including Latitude and Dimensions, and regular spots at the likes of Fabric, all added to Werkha’s profile; and a remix for Dutch Uncles’ single “Fester” (Memphis Industries) also helped to introduce his production style to the masses.