A pioneer of UK Afrobeat, Mista Silva released his debut EP ”Full Vim” in 2012, since then he’s released two more EP’’s ”Let It Off” and ”Let It Off 2” and has become a figurehead in the scene, influencing the Afro Bashment sound of now. ‘Don’t Give Up’ is the first single to be taken from the mixtape.
‘Out Of The Darkest’ features previously released singles ‘Strong Bow’, ‘Murda’ and ‘Feel My Wave’, which were all playlisted on Spotify and Apple Music. From club bangers to uplifting and spiritual cuts, through fourteen tracks Mista Silva weaves through up-tempo Afrobeat tracks on ‘Melody’, ‘Body’ featuring Donae’O and ‘Fundamental’, to wavy Hip-Hop beats on ‘It’s Mad’ and ‘WIBF’.
Mista Silva says ”Out Of The Darkest means there is still life and beauty in dark times, often in dark periods of life we find our best selves as we are challenged to overcome the difficulties we may face. Out of the Darkest is seen as the fuel for that journey, every dark chapter opens a new day and creativity – like human life itself-begins in darkness”.
Stream the mixtape from below.