Sound scientist, music archivist and song-singer, Andrew Ashong has cultivated a sonic world of his own making. A Londoner by way of Ghana, Ashong’s playful poly-rhythms, idiosyncratic baselines and modal chord progressions are born from years spent creating mixtapes, journeying through records and growing his musical encyclopaedia.
He has collaborated with Nightmares on Wax, Tony Allen, Kaidi Tatham and most memorably Theo Parrish, with whom Ashong penned the wistful summer anthem ‘Flowers’ in 2012. Entwining dreamy sentiments with lo-fi funk and jazz sensibilities, he draws on a palette of influences from Labi Siffre and Richie Havens, to War and Jorge Ben.
Ashong moves to the pulse of his own creative inspiration, offering up a humble and compelling take on music for the soul.