Premiering on Nialler9’s blog earlier today Rusangano Family‘s latest video ‘Lights On’ looks at the idea of being yourself and accepting multicultural Ireland.
Rusangano Family is made up of God Knows, MuRli and mynameisjOhn. 2 MCs and 1 DJ. Based in the West of Ireland, the trio has been steadily building their own unique brand of dynamic bass-led music that owes little to genre clichés and style restrictions. Despite their diverse cultural backgrounds, the group operates first and foremost as a family unit. The trio have been working together closely over the last couple of years exploring issues such as identity and belonging.
Rusangano Family deliver a hefty dose of honest double-edged lyricism over skewed soul samples, 808 beats and sliced-up breaks. Wearing their hip-hop and electronic influences proudly on their sleeves, Rusangano Family aren’t an act willing to conform to the styles associated with their respective backgrounds. Instead of struggling with the idea of being different, they celebrate it. Sure the rules are only there to be broken.
Releases such as the ‘Surface Tension EP’ and the ‘Rusangano / Family’ album have led to support slots with Run The Jewels, Young Fathers, Snoop Dogg and BadBadNotGood, as well as headlining dates at festivals all around Ireland, including Body & Soul, Other Voices and Hard Working Class Heroes. In December 2014, the trio dropped the single ‘Grand Job’, which garnered numerous plays on BBC Radio1, while ‘Rusangano Family’ was listed as the best Irish album of 2014 on Nialler9.com and featured in the overall top ten albums of 2014 in the Irish Times. January has seen the release of MuRli’s ‘Surface Tension EP’ to large acclaim and airplay on the BBC and Indie Shuffle.
Rusangano Family’s previous single ‘Heathrow’ featured in NPR’s ‘Songs We Love’ on December 1st 2015 and their latest release ‘Lights On’ is from their forthcoming album ‘Let The Dead Bury the Dead’ which is being released on April 8th.
The guys are performing shows at the following venues to launch their album:
Cork – Kino – 8th of April.
Dublin – Sugar Club – 9th of April
Limerick – Dolans – 22nd of April
Clonakilty – De Barras – 23rd of April.