Worldwide Awards 'Label of the Year' First Word Records is very proud to welcome Werkha to the stable with an all new EP, The Rigour. The Rigour sets off with the delectable synth-boogie of Generation X, laden with strings from Simran Singh. Next up is the 4/4 low-slung head-nodding funk of The Key featuring the vocal talents of Berry Blacc, before we head into some mid-tempo clavinet-lead hip hop vibes on Swing Thru; lush strings again ably complementing and contrasting the bass-weight within the track. In Sunny G follows next, picking the tempo back up a touch with a soulful vocal hook from Ellen Beth Abdi delivering blissed-out sun-glazed sonics, as the title would suggest. This 5-track opus closes out with Favourite Corner; similarly to the EP opener, this is more playfully groovy breakbeat, laced with strings, a swagged-out guitar lick and assorted arpeggiated keys.