News | Poté | Over The Water EP | The Full Hundred
St. Lucia-born musician Poté follows up his recent single Katz with the three track Over The Water EP.
The ambitious new project uses various media to examine the artist’s heritage, experiences and creative journey, resulting in a multi-sensory product with real authenticity.
Until now Poté (real name Sylvern Mathurin) has produced Carribean-tinged club beats championed by the likes of Toddla T, Danny Howard and Annie Mac. His work first reached large audiences back in 2014 when his track Jabulu was selected for Enchufada’s Upper Cuts Vol 3 compilation, appearing alongside big names like Buraka Som Sistema and Branko.
After coming to a crossroads in both his musical and personal lives, Sylvern now wants to develop his craft into putting out multi-sensory releases; where he has a conscious creative input in everything from production to artwork, videos, live shows and accompaniment. Over The Water is the first of such releases, so named as it marks the newest stage of creative clarity that he finds himself in.
The EP deals with themes like identity, alienation and preconceived expectations, resulting from an upbringing full of contrasts from tiny island villages to one of the biggest & most vibrant cities on the planet. The artwork for the EP was of course conceptualised by Potè, showing St. Lucia’s national bird, flying over the small village of Praslin that he was first raised in, signifying his spiritual return home after a sometimes difficult time growing up as a foreigner in London.
Poté’s Over The Water EP is out now via The Full Hundred. Listen to track Fall ft Emma Foster of Arctic Lake below, then download the EP via iTunes.
Fall ft. Arctic Lake
Over The Water ft. Flaurese Leis