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

After several evocative pseudonyms, Ibaaku chose his first name in Djola for this new project, […]

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 […]

KING AYISOBA

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«The music of King Ayisoba is not mainstream music. It is part of the fringe of committed African music and haunting» SONGLINES

Nativo del nord-est del Ghana, King Ayisoba comincia a suonare il Kologo (liuto tradizionale a due corde) da giovanissimo, accompagnando il bestiame nei villaggi. Da adolescente si trasferisce nella cosmopolita giungla urbana di […]

MELT YOURSELF DOWN

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«An almighty eruption of creativity» 4* THE GUARDIAN
«Frenzied apocalypse anthems by multi-cultural jazz-punker» 8/10 UNCUT
«Danceable, and wild» THE QUIETUS
«Afrobeat, punk-funk and hip hop meld in Pete (Polar Bear) Wareham’s LP. Muezzin duels with fellow tenorist Shabaka Hutchings hit the spot» MOJO

Reduci dalla nomination agli AIM Independent Music Awards nella categoria Best ‘Difficult’ Second Album, tornano i prodigiosi Melt Yourself Down con il […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

BATUK MUSIC (Spoek Mathambo)

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«The Pan-African Creative Collective You Need To Know, Make Their Spectacular Debut» OKAYAFRICA

Batuk è un collettivo artistico fondato da due pilastri assoluti della musica elettronica sudafricana: i produttori Aero Manyelo e Spoek Mathambo; assieme alla poetessa e vocalist Manteiga. Lo scopo principale di Batuk è quello di utilizzare la musica house come un veicolo capace di […]

BLK JKS

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«BLK JKS fuse the electro-funk experimentalism of TV on the Radio with the Afro-pop guitars of Vampire Weekend, and drop in hints of jazz, ethnic African music, and the prog-rock of contemporary acts like the Mars Volta» SPIN

Con un album e due EP prodotti tra il 2009 e il 2010 dalla Secretly Canadian, la band […]

nan KOLÈ

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For Kolè, it was the genre’s unique balance of percolating beats and dark synths permeating them; a sense of the uncanny on the dancefloor. “I always feel a weird, powerful ‘high’ energy when I play it. It’s a perfect mixture of deep and dark atmospheres with African rhythms. Gqom is on a boundary between conceptual […]