Ancient Astronauts have released their song ‘Do It To The Beat feat. Blessed San’, along with their anticipated EP Kampala Fire on the 16th of October.
Speaking about the EP release, Dogu mentions: “We have always been huge fans of African music and rhythms from different African regions. Afrobeat from artists like Fela Kuti or Ebo Taylor inspired us a lot when it comes to creating grooves in our own music. Kampala is our home base in East Africa and the studio of my partner label East African Records is the place where we record a lot of music and singers. The city of Kampala is such a special place with a really unique music and party scene that I cannot compare to any other place in this world. As a long follower of Nyabinghi Reggae Music, I was overwhelmed that the origin of Nyabinghi and its unique way of drumming is in Uganda. Since my first travels and tours in East Africa, I was stoked by the huge talent of young and mostly unknown artists within the city that it was a natural move for us to pay homage to that powerful vibe of Kampala.”
This latest offering by this duo embraces the country of Uganda and its many intricacies. ‘Do It To The Beat’ flows naturally rather than feeling pressure to conform to a particular style.
Kampala Fire EP Tracklist:
1. Ghetto Youth Never Give Up feat. C Wyne Nalukalala
2. Ddala feat. Spyda MC
3. Pump Up The Sound feat. Bani Fyah
4. Do It To The Beat feat. Blessed San
5. Source Of Life feat. Nilotika Cultural Ensemble
If you did not think that the experimental duo Trrmà could not become more experimental, prepare to be blown away with the track ‘Dhaulagirl’. It will alter expectations of what this duo can offer their listeners, they have opened a new dimension into their artistry. ‘Dhaulagiri’ falls off of their upcoming album The Earth’s Relief out on the 1st of May 2020 via 557 Records.
Blogs such as Exit Through Sound speak on the track, “Trrmà’s previous single ‘Shishanpangma’ has a completely different feel to the new single ‘Dhaulagiri’, which takes a polyrhythmic turn, as well as adding a far-out and sporadic beat.” Sound Labyrinth adds, “‘Dhaulagiri’ pleasantly surprises Trrmà fans, it starts with presenting a facade of a progressing beat, that is abruptly deconstructed by electronic textures, the listener is teased with moments of a melodic beat throughout the track.”
Trrmà take the time to describe the track to their fans, “‘Dhaulagiri’ combines afro-jazz percussion elements with abstract electronics that remind spacey 90’ scratch DJ works. An unconventional form of broken beat composition.”
London-based DJ/producer, DJ Chillz has unveiled her latest single in the form of ‘Winning’, featuring the sultry vocals of East London singer, Miss Locker.
With her signature blend of House, RnB, and Afrobeats, ‘Winning’ delivers pure soul. Combining percussion and bouncy drum beats with Miss Locker’s dulcet tones, this next offering to come from Chillz is yet another addition to a burgeoning catalogue of prime productions.
The founder of Riddim Nights London and the syndicated Eclectic Sounds Radio Show, DJ Chillz has been a force within the music industry for a while now. Known for her skills behind the decks, eclectic live sets and her effortless ability to combine the rhythm of Afrobeats with RnB and House, Chillz has stepped into the spotlight as a talented producer – she sounds regularly appearing across the airwaves of BBC 1Xtra and Capital Xtra.
‘Winning’ marks an exciting new chapter for Chillz as she steadily climbs up the ranks of rising female talent making their mark on the industry.