Africaine 808 “Balla Balla”
The Berlin-based duo Africaine 808 – comprised of Nomad and Dirk Leyers (half of the Closer Musik project) – have been challenging the norm with their distinctive flavour of West African bass, rhythms and samples mixed into moreish disco and house tracks. It can quite simply be summarised by their “Africaine 808” name.
In early 2016, they bring their feature length debut, Basar, to New York-based imprint and partymaker, Golf Channel – home to Mark E, Juju & Jordash and DJ Nature. Basar‘s twelve tracks demonstrate how well Africaine 808 have perfected this intercontinental blend, with “Balla Balla” being a standout hands down. No more than a few seconds in, and we’re already way, with something tribal lying at the root of its funk. An uplifting, instant crowd-pleaser for any sweaty dancefloor.
Basar is out on 15th January 2016 via Golf Channel Recordings. You can pre-order it here.
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