SOUTHAMPTON duo UHURU perform at the Isle of Wight this weekend ahead of releasing their next single Riddle on July 13.

They recently self-released their current single, Thirsty and are now being played on BBC Introducing Solent on Saturdays show between 8-9pm.

Connor Daniel and Robert Jones aka, UHURU are a duo whose music knows no boundaries - their name means ‘freedom’ in Swahili.

Their eclectic sound brings together elements of dance, electronica and R&B, creating soul-infused, modern pop equally at home on the radio or the dance floor.

Only 22 years old, Connor has been making music since his early teens, when he began uploading unofficial dubstep mixes of Drake and Usher to YouTube. Collectively, they racked up hundreds of thousands of plays, earning him a feature on BBC Introducing and impressing his bandmate Robert, when they met on a Music Technology course in their hometown of Southampton.

Eager to take UHURU on the road, the duo will be playing a series of shows across the UK this summer, including the 50th anniversary of Isle of Wight Festival.

Back for the second year in a row, Connor said: “We’re super excited to be returning to such a prestigious Festival. We’ve played a fair few shows on the Island now and we always get a really great reaction!

Rob chipped in: “Yeah we’re super excited, we’ve had so much love from the Island we always love playing there.”

Asked what their performance entail Connor explained: “Making people dance, that’s our main aim to be honest.

“We’re playing all our new unreleased tunes too so it’s going to be fun testing them out to a Festival crowd for the first time.

Rob added: “The live show has always been a big part of us, we’ve defiantly got a few little surprises littered throughout the set that will hopefully get the crowd moving.”

UHURU are playing on Sunday on the Kashmir Cafe Stage.