WE PLUG GOOD MUSIC UNVEIL 10TH ANNIVERSARY REISSUE OF 2010 DEBUT MIXTAPE ‘A PRELUDE TO THE FUTURE’
50% OF ALL PROCEEDS TO BE DONATED TO THE SCLERODERMA FOUNDATION IN HONOUR OF ASSOCIATE PRODUCER EOM WHO PASSED AWAY IN 2018
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For its 10th anniversary, We Plug Good Music have remastered their debut mixtape 'A Prelude to the Future' for a special reissue to celebrate the decade milestone! The original mixtape featured 20 promising up and coming artists from all around the world, in the genre of R&B, hip-hop, soul, afrobeats and spoken word that We Plug Good Music had the privilege of first working with in 2010 – artists that have fully entered into their own since then, such as Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter and Beyonce collaborator Midian Mathers, UK rap artist and producer AKS, who has gone on to be championed by the likes of MTV, Hypebeast and HipHopDX, and acclaimed artist, poet, playwright and performer Yomi Sode (Greeds), just to mention a few.
Looking back now at 'A Prelude To The Future', the assertion by We Plug Good Music founder Ayo Adepoju at the time, that the mixtape contained “an array of passionate expressions sonically captured in an element of these artists’ historical journey”, continues to holds true in 2020 for the artists highlighted on this project – from the ones already listed above, to British R&B artist Shanaz Dorsett, who has been championed by Okayplayer and Afropunk for her solo music, and is also now one-third of the Moshi Moshi signed band Benin City, to Nigerian alternative soul musician Bez Idakula, who now comes with support from Rolling Stone, Vogue, Essence and MTV Iggy, and three critically acclaimed albums under his belt.
The 10th anniversary reissue of 'A Prelude To The Future' by We Plug Good Music is also in honour of one of the project’s original associate producers EOM, who passed away in 2018 due to complications from Scleroderma. Juno Award winner EOM produced three tracks on the original 2010 mixtape, and beyond the mixtape, went on to produce for some of hip-hop’s biggest names including Anderson.Paak, Blu, Dumbfounded, Chamillionaire and Asher Roth, since then. Deepest condolences from We Plug Good Music and everyone that contributed to A Prelude To The Future go to EOM’s family and to honour the late excellent producer, proceeds from the anniversary reissue will be donated to the Scleroderma Foundation in honour of EOM.
Speaking about the inspiration behind 'A Prelude To The Future', We Plug Good Music founder Ayo Adepoju recalls, “the 2010 project featured 20 of the most promising up and coming artists from the UK, US and Nigeria that we’d had the privilege of working with, in the year and a half since our inception. We have always been about plugging the best new music, especially music that commercial or mainstream spaces overlook, while making sure that good music in all its different form, and not only what the industry calls ‘good’, comes to the forefront. Thankfully that continues to be our ethos 10 years later, and it’s especially great to see some of the artists on the mixtape fully coming into their own over the past few years and thriving in their craft”.
We Plug Good Music’s ‘A Prelude To The Future’ 10th Anniversary Remastered Reissue is out now on all digital platforms.
‘A PRELUDE TO THE FUTURE’ TRACKLIST
About We Plug Good Music – We Plug Good Music (WPGM) believe in the power of good music. An innovation borne out of a passion for new and emerging music, efforts to revolutionise the way new music is discovered and consumed, and a purpose to highlight the best new and emerging music that mainstream or commercial gatekeepers often overlook, WPGM provides a relevant platform, via media and publishing, digital PR and publicity, live events and social media advertising, to promote, support and raise awareness for the best new music and artists.
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January 30, 2021 11:43am ET by We Plug Good Music