Hailed by The Fader as “an essential connector in the current Afropop music scene” and tipped by Rolling Stone and Hypebeast as a proliﬁc ﬁgurehead behind the global explosion of Afrobeats and African music as a whole, the arrival of Juls’ debut album, Sounds Of My World is symbolic of the hard work and years spent vaulting African music from the underground scene into the mainstream music realm. The aptly titled fifteen-track album marks a vital milestone for one of Afropop’s most distinctive and pioneering artists.
After many years of making a name for himself as one of the UK’s most in-demand producers, working with the likes of Mr Eazi, WizKid, Burna Boy, Sango, Tyler The Creator, Stonebwoy, GoldLink, Lauryn Hill, Masego, and many others, Sounds Of My World functions as Juls’ deﬁnitive statement.
Continuing to build and crystallize what is fast becoming his signature style, the album is a seamless and cohesive mixture of sonic palettes from across the black diaspora, borrowing from afrobeat, amapiano, reggae, RnB, hip-hop, high-life, baile funk, jazz, and lovers rock for a gumbo of sounds. The album features guest appearances from some of the music industry’s ﬁnest talent such as Dreamville’s Bas, Jaz Karis, Fireboy DML, King Promise, A2, DarkoVibes, Sauti Sol, Oxlade, Kojo Funds, and more.
The momentous release of the album is joined by the unveiling of Close To Me featuring Afrobeat royalty WizKid alongside Agent Sasco and Jael. Positioned as the album’s opening track, Close To Me impeccably sets the tone for a stunning album tailor-made for a party regardless of the season.
The long-awaited album is the culmination of the artist, curator, and champion of African music Juls has molded himself into over the last seven years. A body of work aﬃrming to the world at large that he is ready to truly and fully emerge from the sidelines and background. Staking his claim as one of the UK music industry’s best-kept secrets.