- 3 weeks ago
Playing tracks by
Katapila, Sualege, De daa daa de, Ateaa, Men sei me din and more.
DJ Katapila is a Ghanaian DJ/producer whose marathon, relentlessly joyful DJ sets have swiftly become a thing of legend: splicing the neo-traditional dance music styles of his youth in Accra with the uptempo, bass-heavy, Roland 808-rooted sounds of Detroit techno, Chicago acid and house. DJ Katapila's new Aroo EP (Awesome Tapes From Africa) is the latest addition to his catalog of fast-paced, pan-West African-influenced dance music. Cutting his teeth in the early 90s as a mobile DJ at funerals across Ghana, Katapila began spontaneously inserting Ga- and Twi-language chants and raps into instrumental breaks of the well-trodden international house and techno radio hits he’d been playing.
Enjoy this exclusive mix to celebrate next gig at Indierocket Festival: