Playing tracks by
Ghana] Gordon Odametey, Liberia] Seku Bundah, Troupe, and Townsmen of Jonjah, Cameroon/France] Francis Bebey + Agoria, Turkey/UK] Yaşar Akpençe + Demdike Stare, Unknown Africa/SA] Unknown + Sibot and more.
Traditional and contemporary music from 5 continents and 25 countries, mashed up, refixed, and dubbed out.
Whereas the first Fusion volume was global traditional music fused with Dubstep and Grime, this second one clocks in at 105 BPM and explores the marriage of ancestral sounds and mid-tempo dancehall/hiphop derived beats. Some of the juxtapositions include Mongolian Throat Singing with screwed Techno, Uzbek vocal pop with Norwegian Skweee, Tribal African chanting over Hiphop, and Afro-Brazillian percussion with Angolan Urban Beats. The mood is often overcast and cloudy with occasional bursts of heavy thunderstorms.
The FUSION series is decidedly more for listening compared to the dancefloor oriented NGOMA series, but there are certainly some bangers in here for you to scrunch up your face to, alongside more tripped out and lyrical numbers.