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PREMIERE! 'The First Time' by SK Shlomo

The single is out tomorrow on Nebula Productions

2018 Nov 22     
2 Bit Thugs

In his new guise, the former beatboxing champ is baring his soul...

Today, iDJ is delighted to bring you the first chance to hear The First Time. It's the new single from the man formerly known as champion beatboxer Shlomo, it's out tomorrow on Nebula Productions – and it's probably nothing like what you're expecting.

Following a battle with depression and PTSD, the "beatboxer turned electronic singer-songwriter" – as he's described in The Times, no less! – has taken to working under a new alias (his real name is Simon Shlomo Khan) and recorded his debut album Surrender, which is currently available for pre-order via Pledgemusic. Cataloguing his mental health journey lyrically and drawing on the likes of Massive Attack, Caribou, Jamie xx and James Blake as musical influences, he describes the album as "soulful electro".

Describing his rebirth as a singer, he says: "I had to stop doing some crazy shit with my tongue! But when I relaxed, a key unlocked and my voice totally changed. In the past, I was always straining, trying to sing high and powerful. Suddenly it was soft, low and gentle, which is how I speak."

The First Time is the second single taken from the forthcoming album. See what you think...

Like that? Then find SK Shlomo on Facebook, Twitter and Soundcloud, or at his own website. Alternatively, just click here to preorder the album.





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