As a follower of the Yoruba culture of Ifá, it is no surprise that Osunlade’s music and approach to it is deeply spiritual and entirely true to itself. It is what has made him such a consistently attractive figure in a scene that has become increasingly commercialised and monetised.
Osunlade has ensured that his path to success has been entirely on his own terms. It is the reasoning behind his relocation to the Greek island of Santorini from the States, and it is immediately evident in any track from his back catalogue: his easy house sounds are infused with a confidence that invites the listener to trust its process.
Ahead of his appearance at Freedom Mills on April 27th, Osunlade sits down with us to Take 5, picking out five tracks that demonstrate the wide-ranging influences on both his production and selection processes.