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 This is a record released by Ratigan Era, a rapper from Kampala, Uganda, from the Kampala dance label Hakuna Kulala in January 2024. Contains 1 Afro dancehall ~Gqom songs using Luganda, Patois, Spanish, and English. Below is an explanation by the label. "Dancehall may have originated in Jamaica, but in recent decades the tendrils of this popular genre have spread around the world. Kampala's Ratigan Era draws on East African humor and imports from Ghana and Nigeria. Blending elements of hyper-melodic Afrobeats, he gives dancehall a uniquely Ugandan twist.The versatile MC grew up listening to Jamaican music such as Vybz Kartel, Busy Signal and Mavado. In his hometown of Kawempe, there was little way to avoid it - and he channeled this diverse influence into a completely unique Afro-dancehall simmering between Luganda, Patois, Spanish and English. Rattigan broke through with a memorable feature on Palaso's Ugandan hit "Nsaba," and the track became popular in nightclubs and It echoed across the country from motorcycle loudspeakers and convenience stores. Their first album, ``Era,'' is a fierce and creative weave of Gqom-like vocals and impressive chants, backed by futuristic beats created by Hakuna Clara's most boundary-pushing producers. With Congolese producer Chrisman taking the reins, 'Gorilla Attack' offers a downtempo groove that echoes recent developments in Jamaican chops from breakthrough artists like Skilliben and Skeng. Rattigan weaves between Chrisman's GQOM-inspired low-end swamp and corrosive synths, capturing attention with his smart, deft flow and tongue-in-cheek lyrics. Created by Modern Institute and Golden Teacher's Richard McMaster, "Top Strike Force" has a spindly minimal beat that allows Rattigan to oscillate between anthemic repetition and ice-cold auto-tuned wails. leaving space inside. The featured track "Badman Style" features HHY & The...
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This is a 2023" released by Gqom author Nikita Grunt on Uganda's left field dance label Hakuna Kulala in October 10. Contains 12 songs from Gqom to minimal techno like cyberpunk carnival. Click here for other works from the label /// Click here to see more Hakuna Kulala releases available at Tobira. ...
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This is a record released by France's self-proclaimed punk ethnomusicologist Judgitzu from the dance label Nyage Nyage in Kampala, Uganda, in October 2023.Contains 10 magical tribal techno to drone techno songs.Below is an explanation by the label. "Sator Arepo (Sator Square) is an ancient word puzzle consisting of five palindromes that has been inscribed on various historical sites in the Western world. Although its origins are unknown, this square has long been associated with magical It has been used to protect against illness and evil, to cure insanity, and to determine if someone is guilty of sorcery. Acoustic musician Julian Heyron, a musicologist, used this mystical symbol as a starting point for Judgitzu's debut album, attempting to reconnect with Celtic traditions and discover that its sacred message has become part of contemporary Tanzanian dance music. For more than 7 years, Heiron has traveled the world collecting field recordings from Indonesia, Australia, Cambodia, China, Bangladesh, etc., which he releases on his label Les Cartes Postales Sonores. Around this time, he became fascinated with rituals involving spirits, and when he returned to Brittany he began researching his ancestry. ``The power is still felt,'' explains Heiron, who channels this Celtic mysticism in ``Sator Arepo'' with a muddy tone using the Zenharmonic scale (a tuning other than the standard 5-tone equal temperament) that dates back to the ancient world. It is expressed with a drone and magical synth tones.These sounds are augmented with fast-paced, sci-fi rhythms, based on information gathered during his time in Tanzania. ...
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This is a record released by DJ ZNOBIA, a kuduro writer from Luanda, Angola, from the dance label Nyage Nyage in Kampala, Uganda, in September 2023.Contains 9 songs compiled by Nyege Nyege from over 1996 tracks he produced between 2005-700. This is the first of 11 series.Below is an explanation by the label. "We are very proud to release the first of four memoirs by DJ ZNOBIA, one of Africa's most influential musicians of the past 4 years, the pioneer and originator of kuduro and tarahinha. Street music. DJ ZNOBIA, a genius and an important visionary of Angolan digital music modernism, is also its inventor. We will take a look back at his musical activities from the late 1s to the mid-30s through four works. Museke (Shunt Town) in Barrio de l'Angelu in Luanda, the capital of Angola. DJ ZNOBIA was born Sebastián López in 4. In the late 1s, DJ ZNOBIA created a new genre that captured the energy and spirit of South West Africa, the second most Portuguese-speaking country in the world after Brazil. I went on a journey to create DJ...
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Congolese multi-instrumentalist/pop artist Titi Bakorta released a record on Nyege Nyege in August 2023.Here's the label's commentary: "Titi Bakorta was nearly doomed. The Congolese multi-instrumentalist, born and raised in Kinshasa, fell off a boat while crossing the mighty Congo River en route to Uganda. He couldn't swim. Bakorta was rescued by a friend and dragged to the nearest city, Kisangani, where he unexpectedly met local singer-dancer Papparas, and soon they formed a band together and traveled across continents, settling in Tanzania, South Sudan and Dubai. He also appeared in front of the beloved Congolese vocalist General Defao, who opened for the legendary Souks bands Grand Zaiko Wawa, Chock Stars and Big Stars, now based in Kampala. Bacorta, who is active, puts his own twist on Congolese pop and folk sounds, weaving traditional elements into a grid of psychedelic guitar loops, mocking voices and eccentric beatbox rhythms in his debut. On Kop', he bends woodblock snaps into a stuttering blur, emotionally wailing over rolling riffs and weird, theatrical glints of xylophones. It's still pop music on some levels, but it curves around Bakorta's unwieldy personal narrative, which feels like everything could fall apart at any moment, but Bakorta's confident modernity. It's all held together by a quintessential production cleverness: Elles Vais is airier with her sky-high souk vocals hovering over tight, electronic drums, and entwined guitar echoes slink away. They overlap like a tapestry woven into the fabric of the album, providing a perfect contrast to Bakorta's impending, driving pulse, while on Molende his chants and phrases fly cleanly between hymns and contemporary R&B. It's no surprise that Bakorta teamed up with Metal Players' Jessie Hackett on the final track, Titis Haunted House, whose eerie synths are eccentric enough to match Bacorta's ghostly wails and fuzzy guitar sounds. Hackett's eerie synths provide a fitting eccentric foundation for Bakorta's ghostly wails and fuzzy guitar sounds.Able to showcase Congolese pop and folk sounds behind a brilliant gauze of inventive production and songwriting quirkiness, the album showcases one of Congo's most innovative talents. there is " Click here for labels and other works /// Click here to see more Hakuna...
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This is a collaborative record released by Hakuna Kulala in August 2023, by Elvin Brandhi, an experimental beatmaker from Berlin, Germany, and Lord Spikeheart, a noise duo from Nairobi, Kenya.Hardcore gqom ~ Contains 8 experimental grime songs.Click here for labels and other works /// Click here to see more Hakuna Kulala releases available at...
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This is a reissue record released in May 2023 by Uganda's leftfield dance label Hakuna Kulala by Singeri writer DJ Travella from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Contains 5 Leftfield Shingeri songs produced at the age of 19.Click here for labels and other works /// Click here to see more Hakuna Kulala / Nyege Nyege Tapes...
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Kenyan electronic pop artist Kabeaushé's debut record released in May 2023 on Uganda's leftfield dance label Hakuna Kulala.Contains 5 tracks from experimental electronic pop to hip-hop.Click here for labels and other works /// Click here to see more Hakuna Kulala releases available at Tobira. ----------------------------.. .
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Gqom writers Scratchclart & Menzi released 2023 in April 4 on Uganda's leftfield dance label Hakuna Kulala.Includes 12 songs from Leftfield grime to Gqom.Click here for labels and other works /// Click here to see more Hakuna Kulala releases available at...
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GQOM writers DJ Scriby, DJ Marillo, and DJ Skothan released a 2022-way split 9-disc record from Uganda's GQOM front line Hakuna Kulala in September 3.Includes 3 songs of surging waves.Click here for labels and other works /// Click here to see more Hakuna Kulala / Nyege...
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Japanese gqom writer T5UMUT5UMU released 2022" from Hakuna Kulala in November 11. Contains 12 gqom songs. Click here for label and other works /// Click here to see more Hakuna Kulala / Nyege Nyege Tapes releases available...
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South African gqom writer Mbuelo released 2022" from Hakuna Kulala in Uganda in August 8. Includes 12 gqom songs full of polyrhythms. Click here for labels and other works /// Click here to see more Hakuna Kulala releases available at Tobira. ----------------------------...
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Congolese gqom artist Chrisman released this record in June 2022 on Ugandan experimental dance label Hakuna Kulala.Heavy beat post-industrial techno ~ gqom 6 tracks.Click here for labels and other works /// Click here to see more Hakuna Kulala releases available at Tobira. ----------------------------.. .
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Mexican outsider writer Tony Gallardo released this record in January 2022 on Ugandan experimental dance label Hakuna Kulala.Left field twisted pop ~ EBM 1 songs included.It's a pink disc.Click here for labels and other works /// Click here to see more Hakuna Kulala releases available at Tobira.
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Congolese Gqom author Oyisse released 2021" from Uganda's Hakuna Kulala in 12. Includes 4 dos black Gqom songs. Click here for labels and other works /// Click here to see more Hakuna Kulala releases available at Tobira. --------------------------...
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This is the debut record released in May 2023 from the dance label Nyage Nyage in Kampala, Uganda by Nakibembe Embaire Group, a band that plays the huge xylophone "Ember", a traditional instrument of Nakibembe, a small village in the Kingdom of Busoga, Uganda.Contains 5 pieces of primitive dance music with full polyrhythm.Indonesian gamelang gaba band Gabber Modus Operandi also participates. "Nakibembe, a small village in Uganda's Kingdom of Busoga (one of four remaining constitutional monarchies), has long had a communal space reserved for locals to perform music and socialize. has a deep hole and crosses the groove to amplify the giant xylophone "enver", which consists of 8-4 wooden keys.While log xylophones are common in East Africa, the music played by the Basoga, an eastern Bantu people, is special and unique, with its own tunings, dances, and auxiliary instruments.Up to eight musicians perform simultaneously around Enver, creating an ensemble layered with hypnotic polyrhythms and adding vocals, shakers and drums.The Nakibembe Xylophone Group was one of the last groups to play with the Humbert, and as anyone who's seen them live will know, they create a complex, multi-layered wall of sound, perfect wherever they play. I am fascinated byThe band are regulars at the Nyege Nyege festival and in 15 performed at the legendary nightclub Berghain in Berlin with avant-garde bands Gabber Modus Operandi and Harsya Wahono from Jakarta.The debut album features 25 songs as an ensemble and 8 songs as a collaboration with an Indonesian trio.Listened together, they reveal not only Nakibembe's own motion sounds, but sonic ripples that correlate with more distant forms, from Indonesian metallophone-driven gamelan music to the cerebral digital processes of the sound art world. The 2020-minute Omagari "Omukazi Iwe...
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This is a record released by De Schuurman, a bubbling house artist from The Hague, Netherlands, from the dance label Nyage Nyage in Kampala, Uganda, in November 2023. (The original will be released on cassette in 11) Contains 2021 unreleased songs produced from 2007-2009.Below is an explanation by the label. "In the late 13s, as techno and house swept across Europe and moved from city to city, a young DJ from Curaçao made a mistake that sparked a completely new sound. A club in The Hague. DJ Moortje, who was performing at Voltage, accidentally dropped a dancehall track at 1980 RPM instead of 33 RPM and let it play out. Bubbling (or Bubbling House) was born, and for several decades Bubbling remained an integral part of the Dutch Afro-diasporic club scene. As a new generation of artists and producers began to take the reins, bubbling evolved accordingly. In the late 45s, The Hague-based teenage prodigy De Schuurman was inspired by his uncle DJ Chippy He began performing and making beats, following in the footsteps of his cousin DJ Daycard, DJ Master D, Stico Jr., and DJ Just Me. Using Fruitloops, he rapped to the familiar bubbly rhythms. Bubbling Inside is one of De Schuurman's most important cuts from 2000 to 10, and his tracks quickly became regulars on the Dutch circuit. Nyege Nyege Tapes is a collection of works by Sascha Roth of Rotterdam's Pantropical and De...
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This is a record released by singeri artist Duke from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, from the dance label Nyage Nyage in Kampala, Uganda, in November 2023.Contains 11 single songs without vocals, unlike previous works.It's a blue disc.Below is an explanation by the label. "Influential singel producer Duke, who has toured the world with MCZO and headed his own studio Pamoja Records since the age of 11, is now 18 years old and one of Tanzania's busiest club alchemists. His solo debut On Uingizaji Hewa, you'll hear a unique "hip-hop singeri" sound that incorporates Dar es Salaam's hard-and-fast club template with the 26bpm beats of Busta Rhymes, Eminem, and genre veterans Jay Mitta and Sisso. 200's "Sounds of Pamoja" features Duke's studio, especially Dogo Kibo, MC...
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This is a record released by Ziúr, an experimental beat maker from Berlin, Germany, from the dance label Hakuna Kulala in Kampala, Uganda, in September 2023.Contains 9 leftfield techno to leftfield hip hop songs featuring various guest singers and rappers.Below is an explanation by the label. "The world has changed. While we've been cooped up in solitude, our daily lives have changed, our social patterns have evolved, and our hopes and dreams have changed, even though we're still wiping them from our fingers." Twisted by a spider's web that is about to leave. His previous album, Antifate, was an ambitious and complex hybrid-pop fever dream that evoked medieval escapist fantasy, with a whiff of revolution in the air. When relieved, she found herself staring down a troubled society that had trapped itself in a spiral of microwaved nostalgia and estranged narcotic repetition. Eyeroll is Ziúr's musical panacea. , a tincture to wake you up from your creative slumber and encourage external connection and introspection. 's hand-picked collaborators each lend their own unique voices, heralding a perplexing sonic epoch. Ziúr's palette has had to evolve with the scale of the project; Pure necessity dictated the album's tone: Recording was done mostly at night, and Ziúr was conscious of the noise he was making, developing a unique way to record organic percussion. Using a rototum (a thin, tunable drum), she scratched, scraped, and gently tapped it to create the rolling, unsteady rhythmic backdrop of each track. It rattles like lost marbles against primitive hoarse voices and cries.And when Brandhi's perverse expressions become words, Ziúr counters that energy with chaotic thuds and serrated blasts of saturated electronics."I roll the shittiest cigarettes," she shouts, as if to start a mosh pit at GRM Studios in Paris.Following his work with Simo Ser, Karl Ghali and HVAD, 'Malikan' brings Abdullah Miniawi straight to the scene, delivering corrosive trumpet blasts and politically inflammatory Arabic vocals. do.Inspired by pre-Islamic poetry and the Qur'an chants he heard growing up in Saudi Arabia and Egypt, he weaves a labyrinthine story that traverses the world, simultaneously breaking boundaries, both physical and spiritual. do. On his second collaboration, If The City Burns I Will Not Run, Miniawi expands his reach even further. "If it rains and the city drowns," he says over gaseous electronics. At Move On, Manchester's Iceboy Violet performed supple vocals, singing "11...
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This is a record released by Aunty Rayzor, a rapper from Lagos, Nigeria, from the dance label Hakuna Kulala in Kampala, Uganda, in September 2023.Contains 9 songs from Avant R&B to Afrobeat to Trap.It's a red board.Below is an explanation by the label. "Bisola Olungbenga started composing when she was just nine years old. Encouraged by her mother who played the piano, she would compete with her younger sister after school and come up with poems and choruses for sweets. Since then, Olungbenga celebrates Aunty Rayzor, a genre-defying innovator and one of Nigeria's hottest emerging artists, who fuses hip-hop, Afrobeats, and R&B with experimental sounds to create an energetic portrait of modern Lagos. Viral Wreckage is Olungbenga's debut album and follows the blockbuster success of her 12 street anthem Kuku Corona.This time, to realize her vision, she has created a collection of the world's most exciting albums. A collection of producers: Congolese singer, guitarist and producer Titi Bakorta, young Ugandan producer Ile Gee, veteran Japanese innovator Scotch Rolex, São Paulo-based baile funk producer and DJ. Chris Fontede Funk, French beatmaker Deb Master, Nigerian singer and producer Slim Case, and Kenyan avant-pop futurist Kabeauche. Olungbenga is backed by the chrome-plated trappings of a Scotch Rolex. , who delivers assertive raps in both Yoruba and English. Not far removed from his producer work with Kenyan/Uganda underground star MC Yallah, Aunty Rayzor's inflammatory, tongue-in-cheek raps invites the listener to a musical expression that is difficult to define, and it expands even further when it enters "Doko."Featuring Slimcase, who has collaborated with Nigerian superstars like Wizkid and Mr Eazi, the track melds swinging West African rhythms with Slimcase and Razor's complex poetics. Olungbenga go into another mode with 'Bounce', one of the album's most dancefloor-friendly cuts, whispered over a putrid neo-baile shuffle by DJ Chris Fontedefunk. .São Paulo is home to some of the most vibrant dance music in the world right now, and with Razor on vocals, it's a predictably explosive piece that bridges the two continents' important street music.Titi Bakorta, who recently signed with Nyege Nyege, announced that she was going to be part of the "Fall...
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This is the debut record released in June 2023 by leftfield dance artist Normal Nada the Krakmaxter, who was born in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa and now lives in Lisbon, Portugal.Contains 6 songs that incorporate bass and rave elements while rooted in African music.Click here for labels and other works /// Click here to see more Hakuna Kulala / Nyege...
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This is a record released by Ugandan modular developer Afrorack aka Bamanya Brian in May 2023 on dance label Nyage Nyage in Kampala, Uganda.Includes 5 songs from tribal techno to strange beats using the module system The Afrorack, which he self-taught.Below is an explanation by the label. "Bamanya, who was responsible for creating Africa's first DIY modular synthesizer, laid out a huge wall of modules and FX units of his own making and named it 'The Afrorack'.When I started looking into the world of modular synthesizers, I found the technology hard to come by in Uganda.Not only were there relatively few dealers across Africa, but the modules were often prohibitively expensive.So he studied electronic circuits by himself, built a CV control system, and continues to evolve. 'The Afrorack' is Bamanya's debut album, an expression of his unbridled creativity and restless energy.He fully understands that these modules were developed with European and American musical styles in mind, and used his own unique musical methodology and methodology to tailor the system to his needs. developed the language.His starting points are often abstractions of acid and techno, but Bamanya incorporates East African rhythms and different scales into these familiar structures, breaking them apart into fractal pieces. "Africa has its own traditional music, so I think we're at a stage where people have new tools that weren't available to them and experiment with them in other contexts," he said in 9. tells Music.This attitude is called "African...
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A record released in March 2023 by DJ Finale, a dance artist from the Republic of the Congo, from Nyege Nyege, Uganda. Includes 3 songs that incorporate the dance genre soukous that was popular in Africa in the 1940s.Below is an explanation by the label.Kinshasa's DJ Finale, a member of the Fulu Miziki band in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and a longtime eco-activist collective making experimental rhythm music out of recycled waste, dives into his country's history to create a brave hybrid dance sound. devising. Based on the popular template of soukous (kwassa kwassa), a sound that evolved from the rhythms of Cuban rumba and the flexible emotions of jazz in the mid-14th century, Finale represents Kinshasa, a hotspot of musical fusion and innovation. doing.Soukous was initially played on traditional instruments, but Finale takes a minimal electronic approach, blending familiar rhythms into Congolese trad-modern styles such as the dombolo. Basss20 carves swinging beats over bursts of white noise and acid synth sounds. Pitschu Debou welcomes Fulu Miziki's Deboul on vocals and inserts Soukes' guitar riffs into a rough neo-trap frame. "Tobandi" is industrial, and like "Islamic Gouz," it's for late night/early club sets, made up of dangerous explosions of growling electronics and jerk-con-goal rhythms. "Mille Morceau" examines the past and present of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.While celebrating Kinshasa's rich history, we are proud of our energetic and youthful contemporary scene, allowing us to look far beyond our borders.Click here for labels and other works /// Click here to see...
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Rapper MC YALLAH from Kenya/Uganda released a record from Hakuna Kulala in Uganda in April 2023. Contains 4 gqom-grime songs.Click here for labels and other works /// Click here to see more Hakuna Kulala releases available at Tobira.
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Jako Maron, an experimental dance artist from Reunion Island, located in the Indian Ocean to the east of Madagascar, released a reissued 2023-disc record from Uganda's Nyege Nyege in January 1.A reinterpretation of Malaya, the traditional music of Reunion Island. ------------------------------------------ Nyege Nyege Tapes: "Jako Maron, was born in St...
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Kampala-based sound hypnotist Authentically Plastic, nicknamed the "Devil of the Nile" by Ugandan politicians for his spectacular performance at the Nyege Nyege Festival in September 2019, will be announced by Hakuna Kulala in September 9. This is the released debut record.Includes 2022 post-industrial Gqom songs.Click here for labels and other works /// Click here to see more Hakuna Kulala releases available at...
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This is a record released by Ugandan rapper Ecko Bazz on Hakuna Kulala in March 2022. Contains 3 tracks from Gqom ~ Grime.Click here for labels and other works /// Click here to see more Hakuna Kulala releases available at Tobira.
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