from blackdowns uk funky blogSoulja: Grays Inn was so important. If that club wasn't on... it was a different audience, served up in a different way. It was every Sunday for at least a couple of years. it was all based around a couple of DJs and they kept playing for hours and hours - Funky Smith, Daryl B sometimes. And Charly Brown used to MC, but he's dead now. And Gemini. I used to go there every single week, religiously. You
didn't even bother to go out on a Saturday night. You'd get up at 5 and go to that all day - amazing.
Yeah the NKC show is where I came across them for the first time. Will have to lock into him from now on, I enjoy the hard drum stuff coming out on his label.from blackdowns uk funky blog
one of the drm zu members is this guy
they had a guest mix on dj polo/nkc's show on swufm. i cba to go ott with descriptions, context etc but it was sick
also/ cover star business for sef kombo and kitty amor
Marcus Barnes meets Sef Kombo and Kitty Amor, the perfect musical partnership taking the UK's afro house scene into a new eramixmag.net
to my mind if there are 4 camps then they run along this kinda axis
funky/percussive - lr groove, kg, razzlerman, whitecoat, roska
percussive/funky - nkc, club djembe, scratcha, bakongo (roska)
afrohouse/tribal - sef kombo, kitty amor, ic,
afrohouse/amapiano - housupa, drmzu, antony ranz
the first two interact heavy with each other and keep a keen eye on whatevers going on in the last one, the third thing for me is in its own world with no crossover to the other batches, and the last one exists in it's own closed loop, there's definitely a trend of afrocentric dance music but putting everything under the same umbrella doesn't work in practice. i like seeing sef get his flowers but i'm not really interested in the music.
would like to see supa d and his batch of producers work with people outside their immediate circle and move more like the people in the first two batches, if guest mixes are anything to go by then its happening already on marcus nastys show and swu fm.
could be tasty
also deep tech never went away the curation aspect just went to shit, a bag of djs and producers kept the sound bubbling via parties, insta live sessions and free downloads on soundcloud, i should go in that thread and post but tbf does anyone give a shit? i probs will cause im on furlough and bored af even though i have shit to be doing.
his 'ancestors' chat is always making my mrs giggle anyways, hahaColdsteps is on another level atm. At 1.34...
yeah this is what i meant about the thread title, not that it's something to lose sleep over....but the 'afro tech', 'afro house' sounds are their own thing, black coffee etc.the first two interact heavy with each other and keep a keen eye on whatevers going on in the last one, the third thing for me is in its own world with no crossover to the other batches, and the last one exists in it's own closed loop