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Yussef Dayes released the drum-only “Blackfriars” EP in collaboration with clothing company Patta

Yussef Dayes released drum-only Blackfriars EP in collaboration with clothing company Patta. The collaboration, which releases Friday, September 18th, consists of a Patta x Yussef Dayes Panel Relaxed Tracksuit, sold as a pack together with a single-sided 12-inch vinyl, containing five drum-only riddims.

Having been influenced by many different genres - with Senegalese drum music being one of them - Jamaican/ English Yussef Dayes is a drummer and producer pushing beyond genre restrictions. While Yussef always keeps a small circle while working on his projects, this project is five tracks of only drums. With Yussef being the sole musician, the Blackfriars fully showcases all that he can do. The video for Blackfriars features only Yussef, his father and a few of the artist’s closest friends and was directed by Barka, who is also responsible for the Blackfriars artwork.


Watch below a video to Yussef Dayes song “Blackfriars”, the singles from his new drum only EP “Blackfriars”:

Yussef Dayes is one of the UK's most exciting and innovative young drummers and producers. Best known for his work, alongside Kamaal Williams, in now-defunct duo Yussef Kamaal, and also for work with his brothers in United Vibrations. Last year he released the wonderful “Duality”, with his regular collaborators Charlie Stacy and Rocco Palladino on keys and bass respectively. The record combines two new tracks “For My Ladies” and “Othello”.

Yussef released this years his collaborative debut album with Tom Misch “What Kinda Music” via Blue Note Records The album landed at number one position on the Contemporary Jazz Album chart.


From our Blog: Tom Misch and Yussef Dayes released a first collaborative single “What Kinda Music”


From our Blog: Tom Misch and Yussef Dayes perform NPR Music’s Tiny Desk (Home) Concert series, with Jordan Rakei, John Mayer, and Tom Driessler.



  1. Blackfriars
  2. Sabar
  3. Harlem Renaissance
  4. The Spirit Of Max Roach
  5. Nyabinghi

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Aratita Electronik Jazz Quintet - Fables Of The Solar Gods

Okvsho, Sreya - Kamala's Danz

Cosa Nostra Strings, Jazz Mafia, Lewis Patzner - Kill Em with Kindness

Demae, Ego Ella May - Stuck in a Daze

Shunaji - Cosmic Blues

Isatta Sheriff, Ruth Ellen - Find Our Way

Soul Inscribed - Home Is Free

Adeline - Twilight

Contours & Yadava - Start First Finish Last

Shai Soul-Wright - Elevate


Janelle Monáe - Turntables

Andrew Wasylyk - Last Sunbeams of Childhood

Lionel Loueke - Cantaloupe Island

Sultan Stevenson - Safe Passage

Aquiles Navarro, Tcheser Holmes - Pueblo

Skeltr, Sam Healey, Craig Hanson - Cheef Beef

Jungle By Night - Unlimited Love

La Récré - Banger

Ill Considered - Liquid Science


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