Afro-club excursions uniting near and far artists on beautifully packaged EP from shop fave On The Corner.
South African producer Behr teams up with Makadem to make 'Nyako' during a Santuri Safari session at Sondeka Festival in Kenya. Makadem is a talented musician and vibrant performing artist from Kenya. He's a figurehead of the Benga scene in Nairobi. His stage presence and powerful vocal delivery, had him likened to the legendary Fela Kuti. Makadem innovates by bringing traditional African instrumentation, storytelling and contemporary production methods together.
Indian producer Daisho, south-London production duo Modified Man, Berlin-based Dirk Leyers and DJ Nomad (Hans Reuschl) and AFRICAINE808 on remix duties.
On The Corner is a local label with a global outlook, bringing together a fusion of raw sounds from off the corners worldwide. Run with love by record collector and DJ Pete Buckenham, each release is carefully crafted and highly personal, and it’s a delight to discover gems on such uncharted territory.
“I called it on the corner sessions because it was that idea that Miles Davis had with the album ‘On The Corner’, y’know the whole cut ’n’ paste thing – street music and funk. It was almost the birth of hip-hop techniques; there was a bit of Stockhausen thrown in as well as the kinda psychedelic funk and stuff.”
12" vinyl. Released May 15, 2017
1. Nyako 05:09
2. Nyako (Daisho Remix) 05:20
3. Nyako (Modified Man Remix) 06:02
4. Nyako (Africaine808) 05:35