Thursday night’s launch of Naive Ted’s album “The Inevitable Heel Turn” is already shaping up to be a very special. Aside from Naive Ted we have two very strong acts in support. Of local interest is the debut stage appearance of Lake Rama
Lake Rama is comprised of Irish based producer Graeme S and singer- songwriter Senita. Their 3 track EP ‘ ONE’ entwines idioms of R&B, House an Afrobeat to create a sound scape that is refreshing as it is familiar. The debut single from the EP entitled ‘Take’ firmly carries you through a well balanced symbiosis of gently urban vocal stylings and subtle to infectiously percussive production elements. ‘ONE’ EP expresses a well versed interplay between the ambient and charged aspects of electronic music.
Graeme S, who runs the quiet Limerick success story that is Hsuan records, producing woozy, intricate Chicago influenced Footwork/Juke tracks interwoven with D’n’B. When he’s not producing beats he’s plugging away releasing remixes and tracks from Footwork legends like DJ Earl of Chicago’s Teklife coalition and bass-music all-rounders like Keysound’s Sully, Walton (Hyperdub), Eomac (UTTU) and Hackman(20/20 Vision). As a producer his music has featured on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 6, Solid Steel Radio Show, Boiler Room and Rinse FM, with support from a DJ heavyweights such as Addison Groove, Stray, Sam Binga and Jon 1st.
Senita Appiakorang is a Neo- Irish, South African born singer, songwriter and music collaborator. Coming from a musically fuelled childhood in South Africa rooted in gospel music and extending itself to performances of African traditional song and dance upon moving to Ireland , music and the arts has always been an area of passion for Senita. She went onto study music in school and involve herself in extra curricular outlets of performance such as stage school and vocal coaching in her local town of Tralee and eventually moved to Cork City where she still resides to complete a BA in Music and English. Senita has gone on to work with several Irish power houses such as Le Galaxie, Daithí, Ian Ring, Bantum, Stevie G and Brian Deady . She writes and sings lead vocals for her band Shookrah and has lately joined forces with Limerick Based producer Graeme S to work on their debut EP ‘ONE’ in their luringly fresh new outfit “Lake Rama”. Senita draws from several influences in her stylings with inflections of sultry and mellow tone akin to Erykah Badu, D’Angelo, Zap Mama, Esperanza Spalding and Jamiroquai to more urgent soulfulness and busy phrasing not unlike Jill Scott, Alicia Keys or Lauryn Hill