By day, Bimbi Philips, is your average I.T business consultant in London, going about his clients’ daily business. But once the clock hits five – Bimbi transforms into a vibrant afrobeats artist, blending his genre with anything his creative mind conceives; EDM, house, soca and dancehall are just some of the genres he has used to create this unique concoction. By combining natural sounding African-Fuji instrumentation and his classic afrobeats vocals with a contemporary western sound, Bimbi is making his music accessible to listeners of all backgrounds.
‘Lamba’ is a lively, beat-heavy track that is driven by Bimbi’s infectious vocals and backed up by a simple, yet highly effective bass line. Breezy wah-filled guitars make a fleeting appearance along with expertly timed backing vocals that complete the texture of Bimbi’s style.
The African born artist has taken time to carve out his own niche within a highly-saturated musical world, mastering the intricacies that define his craft. As a result, ‘Lamba’ is an accessible track for lovers of any music; especially those who like to dance and throw some shapes.
Leading a ‘double life’ in the space of one day is by no means easy, yet despite the grind of the nine to five, Bimbi has found a balance that allows him to pursue his passion of making music, exhibiting determination, perseverance and the strength of mind that is encapsulated in his lively afrobeats stylings.
Bimbi’s objective is simple: to entertain audiences from all over the world with mind blowing musical experiences that they will never forget. Couple this with an exciting live prospect and his motivational, committed attitude to creating music, and you have a potent musical combination. For example, Bimbi’s performance style and delivery is characterised by the daily lessons that persistence, patience and perseverance have taught him.
In his live performances, Bimbi is seen accompanied by vibrant backing dancers who bring his shows to life with their lively choreography, acting and backing vocals. Inspired by the legend of afrobeats music, Fela Kuti, and his dancers known as the ‘Kalakuta Queens’, Bimbi looks into the heart of his genre to crank his music up a notch.
Bimbi says his inspiration has been vastly sourced, hence, his vocals are rooted within the tunes of Fela Kuti, with his melodies taking inspiration from R&B duo P-Square. His musical bounce has been compared to Wayne Wonder’s easy flow, whilst he never fails to entice the international market by carefully infusing EDM rhythms used by the likes of Major Lazer, DJ Snake, David Guetta and Calvin Harris.