WELCOME TO VMAGAZINE.COM'S PREMIERES: MOKO, THE 21-YEAR-OLD FROM NEW CROSS IN SOUTH LONDON NEWLY SIGNED TO MTA RECORDS/UNIVERSAL. FOR THE SEEN HERE FOR THE FIRST TIME IS HER NEWEST VIDEO, FOR "FREEZE," OFF HER FIRST EP, BLACK
2013 has been a very good year for Moko. She graduated from Goldsmiths, put out a demo, "Summon The Strength," that got people talking—people like those booking Glastonbury and The Great Escape performances—and this summer, she found herself singing her '90s inspired soul next to her idol, Neneh Cherry at a Boiler Room event. Now, if you haven't heard Chase & Status's "Count On Me," featuring Moko, the vibe of this summer's throwback dance house mix was never fully imbued on you. You still have time to get a first taste of what Moko is throwing down, though, since you're seeing the video for "Freeze," off her EP Black (due out on MTA Records in early 2014) for the first time, right now on VMagazine.com.
Moko is in the house. With Neneh Cherry's announcement that she'll put out a solo record for the first time in 16 years yesterday, and now this strong new sound from such a wildly talented youth (um, V want to know, how does she have it so down, when she was born in the 90s?), we're pretty certain this won't be the last you hear of Moko's voice and the loud reverberations it's making.