Franz Von announces new EP project


I am excited to announce the release of 'Escapism' my latest Hip Hop EP. Available on all digital platforms from the 25th January 2018. This is my first solo Hip Hop project since my 2015 EP release with afrofusion band K.O.G and the Zongo Brigade (Akwaaba EP).

'Escapism' is a six track Hip Hop EP collaboration with session musician Philippe Clegg (Ray BLK, Kwabs, former Zongo Brigade member). The EP is Philippe's debut production release delivering a blend of old-school and contemporary Hip Hop, R&B and tasteful electronica beats. 'Escapism' also features production from David Nicholas (former Zongo Brigade musician). Guest vocal features include; House music singer/songwriter Steve Edwards, Soul singer/songwriter Danae Wellington and Reggae artist Tixxy Bang. The EP was mixed and mastered by Martin Gregory Smith at Mu Studios in Sheffield.

Lyrically I focus on themes of hope versus despair and different means of coping through escapism, expressions of love and triumph delivered through social commentary.


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I've been overwhelmed with the feedback for the first released single 'Nice Trip' from the 'Escapism' EP. The track attempts to address issues of homelessness and the cycle of addiction. 'Nice Trip' has received airplay on various radio shows including BBC Introducing Sheffield.

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