NEW MUSIC: Jesse Boykins III x Melo-X – Black Orpheus

by gravity508
Photo by Mel D. Cole

Photo by Mel D. Cole

The Romance movement continues as singer/songwriter Jesse Boykins III and producer/emcee MeLo-X release “Black Orpheus”, the first single from their upcoming album Zulu Guru which will be released on Ninja Tune on October 15, 2012.

With Zulu Guru, they bring together a solid collection of songs that reflect and define a new direction in Hip Hop and R&B, both lyrically and musically. This new sound is rooted in traditional soul music, adding elements from multiple genres to serve a purely unique and honest look at modern romance. With Zulu Guru, Jesse and MeLo-X absorb influences from around the world into the production including Afro-Beat, West Indian, and Electronic Soul – expanding their brand and message wordlwide. Zulu Guru also features emerging singers Chris Turner and Mara Hruby, rapper MoRuf style mavens Joshua Kissi & Travis Gumbs of Street Etiquette and wordsmiths Kesed, Trae Harris and Joekenneth Museau.

You can download the track here.