Love Ssega was born to Ugandan parents in Lewisham, initially inspired by the local South London grime scene (but soon digging deep into early-80s…Read More
Love Ssega was born to Ugandan parents in Lewisham, initially inspired by the local South London grime scene (but soon digging deep into early-80s disco, hip-hop and new wave). He bagged a place at Cambridge University to study Chemical Engineering, where he asked fellow-student Jack Paterson to play keys in his funk band. The two effectively started songs writing as Clean Bandit, though Ssega left the band just as their first ever track (which he also wrote/sung, ‘Mozart’s House’) started kicking off. Opting to finish his PHD in Laser Sensing instead – a brave/foolish decision, by his own admission – Ssega’s now graduated and returned to the music more in his lane: the result is this ‘Minds’ EP, with the title track influenced by the likes of LCD Soundsystem, Tom Tom Club or Kindness.