After a highly impressive debut on the scene late last year with the Do You EP, Reginald Omas Mamode IV returns with a deeper, bolder statement of intent with the As We Move EP.
2013 saw Reggie’s ‘earthbound heart and soul music’ gain widespread support from Lauren Laverne and Lefto, for whom he did a one-take live session. Unsurprisingly, he found his biggest fan in Gilles Peterson, who featured Mamode’s cover of the lost Roy Ayers classic ‘Keep On Walking’ in his shortlist for tracks of the year, put ‘Do You’ on his Brownswood Bubblers compilation, and invited him to play live at his St Barnabas new music showcase.
This EP takes the tough, organic soul of Do You and twists it into highlights such as the raw 4/4 of Fire Burning, the EP’s lead track. Know You Better unfolds amidst West Coast synths and jazz percussion, whereas Understand Me, already receiving heavy support from Gilles & Lefto, is a slow burning London soul jam about relationship communication breakdown.