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.
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
Over three years in the making, ZIK ZAK is an African musical odyssey, featuring some of the freshest talents from nine countries on the mother continent. Tying this remarkable range of artists together are German production team ANCIENT ASTRONAUTS, weaving the vocal talents of the African singers into their distinctive “Boom Dub” sound. Drawing on Hip Hop, Dancehall, Roots Reggae, and Soul.