Published Jan 21, 2014Before Sampha teamed up with the likes of SBTRKT and Drake, the velvet-voiced UK singer was pressing up CD-R releases on his own. If you never managed to get a physical copy on the vocalist's limited-edition, independently produced Sundanza EP from 2010, you're out of luck, but his current label Young Turks is doing you a solid by offering up the songs in a digital package.
The label dropped the six-song set of Sampha oldies today (January 21) over on Bandcamp as a "pay what you can" download, and you can sample all of the songs via the player down below. All proceeds from the digital release will go to the UK's Youth Cancer Trust.
Demonstrating Sampha's early days, the collection features glitched-out pop production ("Kij," "Curves"), as well as more late-night appropriate R&B excursions ("Rainstars"). Sampha explained in a statement that the EP is being presented again, following the original hand-sprayed CD-R edition, as "low quality unmastered mp3s" because his brother accidentally erased the master files from his computer a while back.
While the digital package is available now, don't forget that Sampha also has the physical edition of his "Too Much" single dropping February 3 through Young Turks.