Love Ssega will release his debut EP, ‘Minds’, via Hometown/Sony Records.
Channelling a mix of New Wave, 80s hip-hop and NYC disco into smart modern pop, Love Ssega's debut EP draws on an evocative point in sound and culture far removed from the Lewisham borough in which he was raised. Born to Ugandan parents and finding initial inspiration in the topical South London Garage, Bass and Grime scenes, Ssega finished school and landed a place at Cambridge University, where he studied Chemical Engineering. Once there, he invited fellow-student Jack Patterson to play keys in his funk outfit, before the two teamed up to form a DIY classical-dance project. Just as the group's debut, Ssega-sung track caught fire, he walked away from Clean Bandit and ‘Mozart’s House’ in order to finish a PhD in laser sensing: swapping subsequent household-name status for analysing the chemical process of making household products.