‘Equals have a stunning melodic touch, an ability to craft furiously intelligent R&B melters that cut deeper than most’ CLASH
‘Music that resonates with feeling’ Line Of Best Fit
‘The track's musicality is intensified further by Omotayo's astonishingly soulful and raw lead vocals’ Indie Shuffle
Equals= are an east-London based duo comprised of James Low and Ade Omotayo. They combine James’s forward-thinking songwriting and arrangement with Ade’s emotive and powerful vocals. Ade earned his stripes as a backing singer for Amy Winehouse, with whom he sung throughout her entire career. He has since featured on records by Kindness, Matthew Herbert, Mark Ronson and Quincy Jones and is currently touring the world with Gorillaz. James took the more conventional route, grafting with bands, including members of Submotion Orchestra, who remain friends and collaborators. Across three releases Equals have continued built a fanbase through support from Fader, XLR8R, Line Of Best Fit, NPR, Mobo, Complex, Indie Shuffle, Hilly Dilly, and CLASH Magazine, while hitting airwaves through wireless support from 1Xtra’s Jamz Supernova, Capital Xtra and BBC 6Music’s Lauren Laverne. Live, they’ve performed at Croatia's Dimensions festival and run the gamut of London’s gig circuit, from Dalston basement clubs to Koko, the V&A, and the Albert Hall. Their debut LP will be released in 2018.