Strong, new impulses from West Africa
A warm, earthy voice is the trademark of West African singer-songwriter Adjiri Odametey. Combining this voice with the sounds of native African instruments, such as the kora (African harp), the balafon (wooden xylophone) and the thumb-pianos kalimba and mbira. His music captivates listeners.
East Africa meets East Kingston
Working with Switchstance Recordings, Nilotika have achieved a milestone in musical history: the first ever African Nyabingi recording, which took place at East African Records studio in Kampala, Uganda. The session was captured over two weeks, using local instruments and the full ensemble of around 15 people, including friends and family. The results are extraordinary.
Remix on a modern classic
Originally recorded in the late 90's, Magic System's Premier Gaou was given an exquisite contemporary dance floor make over by the burgeoning Francis Mercier earlier this year. Following on from the success of the new track, Mercier and Spinnin' Deep invite the beloved Black Motion, Paso Doble, Nitefreak, and FMX Omar to each deliver a remix on this modern classic.
An amazing blend between African instrumentals and Western singer-songwriter vocals
Sophie Lukacs’ debut single "Falling" is a hypnotic tune, backed by the guitar, the kora – and its fellow Malian instruments the calabash, five-string ngoni bass, and its three-string cousin, the djeli-ngoni – "Falling" features Lukacs' incantatory, almost spoken-word vocals