Shafiq Husayn "Nirvana"

Shafiq Husayn "Nirvana"
As one-third of cosmic soul freaks Sa-Ra Creative Partners, Shafiq Husayn is no stranger to pushing the envelope. Hot on the heels of Sa-Ra Creative Partners' Nuclear Evolution: The Age of Love, Husayn is now touting his own solo project Shafiq En' A Free-Ka, arguably pushing into more experimental waters than SRCP's music.

"Nirvana" gives us a taste of what to expect on the genre-defying record. A shuffling afrobeat, an upfront brass section, soundclash air horns, spiritual chanting and female vocals apparently channeling Tom Tom Club's "Genius of Love" coalesce in an undeniably funky yet unorthodox stew.

Download "Nirvana" by Shafiq Husayn here.

Shafiq En' A Free-Ka is out today, Oct. 6 on Plug Research.