Way back in February 2011 Sampha made his first appearance on Breaking More Waves alongside Jessie Ware with a track called Valentine. It’s fascinating to see the trajectory of Jessie since then. These days if she so much as farts into a microphone you can be pretty certain that the internet will implode as websites and blogs rush to post about it, whereas 2 and a half years ago when we featured Valentine (still our favourite Jessie Ware song) it was 24 hours before another Hype Machine listed blog followed suit and posted the MP3. At that stage neither Jessie or Sampha had built up enough headway to be treated to a blog premiere, a P*tchfork exclusive or the blog-buzz-firstie frenzy that humans vs the internet seems to have created.
Sampha - Without (You Tube Audio Stream)