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Black Focus – Yussef Kamaal

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Description

Black Focus is the debut studio album by English duo Yussef Kamaal, composed of drummer Yussef Dayes and keyboardist Kamaal Williams. It was released on 4 November 2016 under Brownswood Recordings. Characterised by its "spontaneity and flow", the album draws influence from electronic music of British origin. It received universal acclaim from music critics, being described as having a culturally diverse palette.

In 2017, Yussef Kamaal were barred from touring in the United States due to Dayes' visa being revoked under the Trump administration, with the barring soon being followed by the duo's breakup. The album experienced moderate success in the United Kingdom, reaching number 13 on the Jazz & Blues chart. It earned Yussef Kamaal the Breakthrough Award at the 2017 Jazz FM Awards, and helped Williams rise to prominence. In 2018, Williams released his debut solo album The Return, which was considered a sequel to Black Focus.

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Release details

Label: Brownswood Recordings
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition
Units: 1
Country: UK
Released: 2016
Genre: Electronic, Jazz

Tracklist

A1 Black Focus
A2 Strings Of Light
A3 Remembrance
B1 Yo Chavez
B2 Ayla
B3 O.G.
B4 Lowrider
B5 Mansur'S Message
B6 Wingtai Drums
B7 Joint 17