Nuphlo Discusses Debut Album with Team LSD
Nuphlo just released his awesome debut album, ‘Digital Culture Clash’ on Studio Rockers. We thought this was a perfect time to catch up with him and see who he is and what he’s all about. Make sure you check the awesome sampler of tracks taken from the album below.
Please tell us your name and where you are from?
My name is Mannie and I was born in Leeds and have lived here my whole life.
What’s the name of your album and what label was it released?
The album is called ‘Digital Culture Clash’ and is out now on London label Studio Rockers.
What inspired the sound of the album as its a real mixing pot of influences?
Leeds is a multi cultural city. I have grown up seeing the beauty of all the cultures here. There is a lot of negativity in UK and throughout Europe linked with immigration. A lot of people think immigration is a recent thing. In reality, cultures have been intertwined with each other for centuries. The album was an attempt to represent this in a positive light.
If you had to pick 1 track to play a new listener from the album, which one would it be and why?
I would pick ‘Mine&you’ feat Niv. Niv is a singer from Chennai based in Leeds. She sings English lyrics using the Indian scale. I think this track subtly conveys the vision of the album.
What’s next for you now the album is released? Remixes? Tours? Relax?
I am currently in India doing a four city tour to promote the album. The club scene here is buzzing. I feel anxious when I relax, so I’ll try to keep the tunes coming.
Finally, if you could get 1 artist in the studio with you, either dead or alive, who would it be?
I was lucky enough to know State of Bengal before his passing in 2015. His last release was on my label ‘Hundred Colours Music.’ He was an early pioneer of the east-west sound. He gave me many tips in my early days and one of the album tunes was originally intended to be a collaboration between us. Unfortunately he passed on before being able to work on it. So it feels like something that should have happened but never will.