Amidst a flood of praise surrounding the lead single “Come Together,” Yorkshire artist Franky Wah now delivers his highly anticipated mixtape The Revival Vol. 1. A 14-track release that has been two years in the making, the mixtape is a deeply personal and incredibly diverse body of work, made up exclusively of Wah’s own productions.
“I think the idea was basically there ever since I set out producing and releasing music, but it’s been a solid plan in the making for the last two years,” he explains. “I know things have changed dramatically over the past few years in how music is released, and it’s become even more disposable than ever, but I really wanted to put out a body of work to showcase my sound.”
The mix features recent singles “You’re Not Alone,” an edit of the 90s dance classic of the same name, and the euphoric “Come Together,” which has just been added to the BBC Radio 1 Playlist, after being crowned Hottest Record In The World by BBC Radio 1 tastemaker Annie Mac. Along with these anthemic hits, the project also features underground cuts such as “Lost In Time” and “Tomorrow,” highlighting the broad range of his musical abilities. Topped off with remixes of dance music legends Moby and MJ Cole, Franky Wah insists that it’s the emotion of the tracks that bands the mixtape together.
The release comes off the back of his life-time dream to release on Tale Of Us‘ Afterlife label, with the single “Aftertime,” again showcasing that Franky Wah has the rare talent to straddle all lanes within the dance sphere.
One of the hardest working and most versatile electronic artists to emerge onto the UK scene in recent years, The Revival Vol. 1 is a milestone release that perfectly illustrates the breadth of Franky Wah’s talents.