London-Based Artist Anansi Drops Latin-Drill EP ‘Pele 77’

Elle Evans

By Elle Evans

Elle Evans

4 Jan 2021

Taking inspiration from Brazilian footballer Edson Arantes do Nascimento, otherwise known as Pele, the London-based Latino vocalist Anansi has kick started the new year with his brand new 7-track EP entitled, ‘Pele 77’.

Following on from his previous R&B project ‘Siet Deadly Sins’, the rising artist has come back with his own Latino spin on Drill. With the aim from a young age to bring the Latin America sound to the UK, this 7-track project explores an assortment of sounds that infuse both styles into one. Dropping the visuals for “Danger” (below) alongside the project, this up-beat and energy-driven joint see’s Anansi boast his versatility and pen throughout.

Speaking on the release of the EP, Anansi commented; “Pele Scored 77 goals internationally and was a huge part of taking Brazilian football to the world. In my house, Pele was an icon, a legend and regular conversation topic.

For me, this EP is starting the year right to take the energy, sound, ideas that are so common to me, my culture my family, my friends and my people and let everyone see and hear it. Every flow and baile funk sound I use on drill and hip hop beats I feel was like Pele doing skills he learnt in the favela. It really felt in the studio like I was showing skills and tricks and through it got to show my culture in what I believe to be a positive way.”

Listen to the ‘Pele 77’ EP below and on other streaming platforms here.