Under the sunny skies of New Cross – the southernmost terminus of the world famous Old Kent Road – 21 year old Moko has been attracting an abundance of praise and well deserved recognition. Fusing vital elements of classic Soul, House and R&B to – ultimately – define her own distinctive style. Projecting her church sculpted vocal timbre across a soundscape of synthesizers and dub styled drum beats. Innovating a modern re-touch to the sounds that managed to shape the singer’s musical career.
Enticingly purveyed through tracks such as Hand On Heart, accompanied by a monochrome music video set within a barber shop, as well as an infectious rhythm section of bass driven funk. Alongside a voice that channels a sound falling somewhere between Aretha Franklin and Caron Wheeler. While Homesick is a synth and bedroom-produced drumbeat led number, gradually building to a cataclysmic climax of sheer audial bliss. Recently followed by a refreshing cover of Jade’s 1993 hit Don’t Walk Away – performed on Toddla T’s BBC Radio One show.
With an expanding back catalogue of R&B laced neo-soul gems such as Moko’s: expect a great deal of success for the upcoming pop princess.