Born in New York but a resident of the UK for the last few years as he completed a masters degree in fine art, Baba Ali has spent the last few years honing both his music and his visual art while attending Goldsmiths University.
Previously part of the future-soul duo Voices of Black who released a long player on electronic artist Gold Panda’s record label, NOTOWN, Baba released his debut solo EP in 2017, which saw him nominated in to Pitchfork as a coming artist. The Nomad EP is now approaching 2 million plays on Spotify, with lead track ‘Cog In The Wheel’ an ode to the daily grind being singled out for praise and popularity in particular.
Baba spent the intervening period touring with the likes of Gold Panda, Jonny Greenwood’s Junun project, Shigeto and Kele Okereke, as well as writing and producing further, alongside his art. In addition, he released the one-off single ‘I’ve Been Voodoo’d’
Early in 2019 Baba Ali recorded a new set of music with Jamie Hince, those songs found their way to acclaimed artist-producer Brian Burton, AKA Danger Mouse, and they have subsequently become Baba’s latest release, the ‘This House’ EP, set for release early 2020.
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