With their last original release coming in 2016, It may feel like The Busy Twist have shied away from the limelight in recent years but during this time they've been travelling and working hard on some of their most ambitious music yet, and in the process have set up their own label Busy Life Records .
Busy Life is a project focused on joining the dots between West African, South American, Caribbean and UK electronic music by developing a sound which not only melds the sonic genealogy of all four palettes but also presents such crossovers faithfully. Developing an exchange with local artists that works in both directions is key to the label, and crucial to creating borderless music that can be shared with their family worldwide.
The opening EP on the label 'Sunny Side' is a record years in the making and highlights the ever-decreasing gap between UK and modern African music. It is therefore fitting that many of the ideas heard on 'Sunny Side' were born during their very first trip to Ghana, and have been continually refined as Afro and UK sounds intertwine year on year.
The EP is led by strong vocal performances from lead singer Zongo Abongo. An artist from Northern Ghana who has been part of the Busy Life family since its inception. It also features additional vocals from Kyekyeku and Siaka Djarra from Burkina Fasso.