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Format: New & Sealed 12" Label: BROWNSWOOD Cat. No: BWOOD0229EP Barcode: Released: 26/09/2020

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London seven-piece Maisha return with new single ‘Open The Gates’, a 16-minute epic that draws deep rhythmic and musical tangents out of a simple melody and bassline. It comes backed with a beautiful live recording of ‘Osiris’ (taken from 2018 album “There Is A Place”), where the band amp up the original’s energy even higher, the track’s lyrical refrain pushed to maximum effect. Released on Brownswood Recordings, the record is manufactured in partnership with The Vinyl Factory, who will be pressing it on 100% recycled vinyl.

The recording of ‘Osiris’ is taken from the band’s final show of 2019, in Lille, and sees bandleader Jake Long joined by the original line-up from the album sessions – Amané Suganami, Twm Dylan, Tim Doyle, Yahael Camara-Onono, Shirley Tetteh and Nubya Garcia (plus the bonus addition of regular band member Al MacSween on organ). It followed a heavy period of touring where they played sell out shows and festivals across the world. This included a series of shows with legendary saxophonist Gary Bartz, where they played a headline slot at Gilles Peterson’s debut We Out Here Festival and a show at Royal Festival Hall for the 2019 London Jazz Festival.

The band announced their arrival with 2018 debut album “There Is A Place”, praised in The Observer, The Wire, Uncut, MOJO and Clash, drawing them support from Mary Anne Hobbs and Gilles Peterson on BBC 6 Music, and live sessions on BBC Radio 3’s J to Z and for Red Bull Music. They recorded a 2020 album “Night Dreamer” in collaboration with Gary Bartz.

These two new recordings pay tribute to the group’s evolving make-up and style. On ‘Open The Gates’, regular touring band members Binker Golding and Tamar Osborn were in the studio, bringing their unique styles to the recording. While the live version of ‘Osiris’ is a document of how the way they play the song has grown and changed as they’ve toured and switched up the line-up.

 About The Vinyl Factory

Vinyl Factory Manufacturing Ltd champions a business philosophy of People - Planet - Profit while acknowledging it faces some unique challenges with regards to raw materials involved in the process of creating world-class vinyl records. A recently published VFM mission statement reads, “Our aim is to be recognised as the most environmentally conscious pressing plant while delivering world-class product. Each day sets us new challenges and presents us with new opportunities and small acts when multiplied can make a WORLD of a difference”. For more information:

 About Brownswood Recordings

Brownswood Recordings is the independent record label founded by DJ, record collector and broadcaster Gilles Peterson. Founded in 2006, it’s a platform for new artists to grow, and a space for established acts to break with tradition. An outlet for the eclectic breadths of Gilles’ taste as a DJ and collector, its early output broached new orchestral arrangements, full-throttle Japanese jazz and club-rooted soul music. Over a decade later, that inclusive attitude continues. Its output spans the new jazz messengers of the UK underground, fresh tangents in hip-hop-tipped-beatmaking, and snapshots of Havana’s burgeoning club culture.