Joy Frempong, originally from Ghana but living in Switzerland, bills herself as experimental soul-glitch-jazz-avant-hip-pop. It's a fair categorization given her sound. Frempong got her first major exposure in combination with the Swiss electronica collective Filewile, providing guest vocals on their 2007 Nassau Massage release. Working her way up to full member by 2010's Blueskywell, Frempong began branching out into a solo career as well, and 2011 saw the release of her solo debut album on the Creaked Records label, First Box, Then Walk, which incorporated a sort of dark jazz into light electronica while featuring her deeper vocal abilities. The album met with critical success due to her compositional abilities as well as the mix of childhood stories and dark tinges in her vocals.
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