For such a lil guy, Lil Silva has accomplished a lot. He’s released music through Night Slugs and Good Years, two significant UK labels, collaborated with SBTRKT staple and artist in his own right Sampha, produced for up-and-coming L.A. vocalist BANKS, established himself as an important component of UK funky, constructed a number of impressive block towers, and learned to walk. His production for BANKS, in particular, has drawn attention, and brought many to wonder where the duo will go next. Yet Lil Silva’s next release, an EP dropping on August 5 through True Panther / Good Years called Mabel, is a surprise in that neither Banks, nor Sampha are the featured vocalist. Nope, it’s Lil Silva himself, speaking out for the first time on record, with a voice far removed from naiveté.
Listen to the title track:
01. First Mark
03. Don’t You Love (feat. BANKS)
05. Right For You (feat. BANKS)