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The Ironweed Project


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The Ironweed Project is the brainchild of renowned writer, producer and vocalist, Aniff Akinola, founding member of cult manc hip-hop outfit ‘Chapter and the Verse’, co-writer of a Guy Called Gerald’s classic house anthem ‘Voodoo Ray’, co-writer of Kirsty MacColl’s hit ‘Walking Down Madison’ and general co-conspirator of such 90’s electronic luminaries as The Orb, Steve Hillage and The Beloved.

Seeking inspiration for his latest venture, Aniff appears to have taken the same trip to the Mississippi crossroads as legendary bluesman Robert Johnson, but rather than sell his soul to Satan, he merely passed him a bottle of Bourbon and the pair bonded over a love of George Clinton, The KLF and the Delta Blues. Just as Johnson returned from the crossroads as the greatest bluesman in the Delta, Aniff returns home (his soul still intact) a transformed man - an electro-bluesman for the 21st century: ‘Ironweed.’

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The full album is due for release in Summer 2007, however, an instrumental/acapella version will be available to download from & in March. In keeping with Aniff’s spirit of adventure and history of collaboration, the purpose of the instrumentals & accapellas is to invite musicians, vocalists, producers & artists from across the globe to put their own spin on the unique Ironweed sound.


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  • Nickderath

    Wow... great stuff!

    10 May 2012 Reply
  • isitbeer30yet

    Mmhmm, I love this sound, thumping percussion, hot guitar licks and a rich bass vocal to go with it. Outstanding :)

    25 Apr 2012 Reply
  • DeeViant1

    Love at first listen! Love-love-love-love this. ** dances around as she jacks up the bass**

    24 Apr 2012 Reply
  • ravenwithfire

    found them on the evo music room. check it out and vote for these guys. groovey stuff!!

    26 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Wesbecher

    I'm listening too!! And will keep sending them to as many people as possible... so fresh!

    21 Apr 2009 Reply
  • a_sonic_realm

    Dude, i'm listening =D

    6 Jul 2008 Reply
  • The--Kid

    i keep on callin but nobody answers, nobody into them through the npr podcast sxsw preview...pure luck!! still, more people listen

    4 Jul 2008 Reply
  • The--Kid

    more people listen!

    30 Apr 2008 Reply

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