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NAVIG8 – [Downtown Kayoto]

“I’ve spent almost a whole year on this one perfecting and crafting… carving a space for my music to live and thrive. This is me placing my flag in the ground, claiming my territory and shouting as loud as I can put to the world. It’s a statement, one that’s been backed up with two years of blood sweat and tears” – Dowtown Kayoto  Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe native / Hull, England based artist Downtown Kayoto makes his Lyrical Lemonade debut with a fantastic debut EP titled NAVIG8. As someone that loves to blur genres, Kayoto executes every single experimental attempt. The six-track project incorporates sounds of indie, alternative, hip-hop, R&B, rock and more, which makes it a real disservice to apply an individual label. No matter the pre-dominant vibe each song is layered with relatable emotions; be them relating to love, hardship or life in general. The title track, “NAVIG8” is accompanied with a Louis Lincoln-Bottcher directed visual, which cinematically explores Dowtown Kayoto’s ambiguity of where to navigate next. As for my personal favorite, “Levi’s 501” is an absolute banger; it’s a fused indie-rock record that would probably sound even better live. Overall, I couldn’t speak about this EP with …