Werkha is the project of musician and producer Tom A. Leah. Hailing from Manchester, Leah began feeding his musical passions with classical, folk, and jazz music as a youngster. After leaving the bricks of Manchester for the sticks of Cumbria, a subsequently well-travelled childhood exposed him to a vibrant landscape of varied musical styles.
This has clearly been manifested in the sound he has harnessed as Werkha. If you have yet to sample the delights, expect to hear an infectious fusion of Afrobeat, bass, house, jazz, funk and soul, bound together and brought bang up to date through contemporary electronic production that never stands still.
“It’s important to switch tempos around, keep things moving, and bring something different to everyone”, Leah enthuses.
Now signed to Tru Thoughts, Werkha is definitely one to watch through 2014.
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