Last Disciple eyes wider audience with ‘Walking on The Moon’
A diehard roots-reggae fan, many of Last Disciple’s songs carry that sound which first emerged in Jamaica during the 1970s. But for Walking on The Moon, he and Kush McAnuff took a different course.
Released in September, the song is a blend of diverse sounds, as Last Disciple looks to reach a wider base.
“I did think it would’ve been on a roots-reggae riddim but turned out to be on a Lofi-type beat and everything worked out right. Getting a lot of great feedback from people who like the combination of Kush and Last Disciple,” he said.
Lofi is a mash of genres, mainly hip hop, jazz and pop. That combination has become increasingly popular among contemporary artistes and producers.
Walking on The Moon was recorded during one of Last Disciple’s frequent trips to Jamaica. It was done at McAnuff’s studio in Manchester with the deejay/rapper and singer sharing the mic.
The South Carolina-born Last Disciple’s latest collaboration with a Jamaican artiste is different from Smoking Kush, his previous song that came out last summer. That roots-reggae track, which salutes the ‘good herb’, features veteran singer Linval Thompson and dub poet Meeka Nyota.
Kush McAnuff, son of roots singer Winston McAnuff, played drums on Rise Up, the second album by Last Disciple which was released in September 2021. That set also featured his sister, Nadia McAnuff.
Last Disciple (real name Brad Brandt) discovered Jamaican music as a youth in Greenville, South Carolina. Sizzla and Aza Lineage are other reggae artistes he has worked with.