OKZHARP & MANTHE RIBANE (Hyperdub)

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“The Most Badass Performance We’ve Seen This Year” OKAYAFRICA

OKZHARP is a musician/producer and dj based in South London, UK but originally from Cape Town, South Africa. Former member of cult project LV (Hyperdub). MANTHE RIBANE is a Soweto-born performance wunderkind who has been making a name for herself across the creative spectrum, working in film, […]

AFRICAINE 808

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«German duo Africaine 808 reinvent the entire concept of “world music” from the ground up sampling styles from Nigerian funk to spiritual jazz to cumbia» – PITCHFORK (7.9)
«L’album d’esordio del progetto Africaine 808 lancia il guanto a chi d’ora in avanti vorrà cimentarsi nella stimolante impresa di rileggere le più profonde tradizioni della musica mondiale […]

BOUBACAR TRAORE

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«The original Malian bluesman» ALLMUSIC.COM

Boubacar Traore, più spesso conosciuto con il soprannome di ‘Kar Kar’, a 75 anni è l’ultimo degli originali bluesman maliani. Musicista autodidatta, ha cominciato a comporre assai presto sviluppando uno stile caratterizzato da una voce malinconica e una tecnica di chitarra figlia tanto del blues americano che dei ritmi nativi khassonké […]

IBAAKU

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«Ibaaku, le sénégalais qui ramène l’afro-futurisme sur le dancefloor, grâce à sa musique afro-psychédélique vertigineuse, marquée par un mysticisme hyper-galactique» LES INROCKS
«A prime example of Afrofuturism as it stands today: an eclectic, electronic opus to a fantasy alien attack» THE FADER

Dopo diversi pseudonimi evocativi, Ibaaku ha finalmente scelto il suo primo nome in jola per […]

AERO MANYELO

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«House music is everywhere in South Africa but this seasoned producer is pushing the sound somewhere new» THE FADER

Born in Limpopo in 1987, and growing up in the Johannesburg township of Ivory Park, Aero Manyelo was influenced by his father’s love of jazz – and his music has a depth that distinguishes it from South […]

ARIWO

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«A soundscape that was paralyzing and moving all at once» PITCHFORK
«Formidably integrated. A sonic terra incognita» THE WIRE

Ariwo are a Cuban/Iranian four-piece focused on intersection between electronic and ancestral music. The word Ariwo means “Noise” in Yoruba. The name was selected to underline the band’s emphasis on sound and its desire to combine traditional rhythms […]

ORCHESTRE POLY-RYTHMO de COTONOU

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«The ’60s hitmakers Orchestre Poly-Rythmo lead the revival of Afrobeat» TIME

«Angular melodies, punchy horn lines, psychedelic guitar, an injenction of funk and insistent, powerful percussion-beaten out on drums, gourds, bells and shakers. It’s music you can’t ignore» THE GUARDIAN

«Benin’s voodoo kings approach their 50th year in fine form» MOJO […]

OY

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«A thoughtful and elegant synthesis of electronica, hip hop and pop» MOJO
«Eccentric, nomadic and colour-saturated music» LES INROCKUPTIBLES
«Una delle creature musicali più fresche e intriganti del momento» IL MANIFESTO

Effervescente, imprevedibile, onnivora, la vocalist svizzero-ghanese classe ’78 Joy Frempong è ormai una star internazionale. Affiancata dal produttore e batterista Lleluja-Ha, OY si è ormai evoluto da […]

Mark Ernestus’ NDAGGA

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«A rootsier counterpart to Shangaan’s frenetic percussive play, augmented by Ernestus’ dubby touches and studio jiggery-pokery.» FACT MAGAZINE

Attenzione. Questa non è musica africana addomesticata per il mercato dei cuori buoni. Questa è roba autentica, rigorosa ed essenziale: trance modulare vs. complessità ritmica.

Tutto prese forma quando Mark Ernestus – pioniere della scena minimal techno-dub di Berlino attraverso marchi […]

Gqom Oh! Showcase

“Like being suspended over the gravitational field of a black hole, and lovin’ it” – Kode 9
“Massive, dramatic tracks!! Most of these are giving me goosebumps! A really strong presentation of the Durban sound” – Spoek Mathambo
“A great snapshot of what’s happening with the Gqom sound. Dark and rolling, with a real feeling of menace […]