Saturday 21 October 2023

Posted by Gerry Hectic | File under : , ,

A08 (formerly known as AFRICAINE 808) have a new album coming out on Compost Records later in the year and to get you excited, here's a double A-side single.

As mentioned in the review of the sinlge (see HERE),  Their previous album/12"s were on everyone's favourite white label outta New York (well, in my part of London anyway) Golf Channel with artists like Heroes Of The Galleon Trade, Justin Vandervolgen and DJ Nature to name just three: well, me and Tim Goldsworthy at least were fans (for more on me and Tim - see HERE

That was about 10 years ago and A08 seem to have stepped sideways from the previous African/House/Nu-Disco styling to a more of a  Afro-tech-Carrib-dancehall-dub - their album is called 'Waiting For Zion' which gives us a clue and it features artists from Colombia, Ghana, Kenya, Trinidad as well as Germany.

As it's a double album it's likely to have many a focus; 'Life' feature African percussion and 'Sunset' is more reggae dub that reminds me of Paul Fox/Dubheart and it's great to hear that they perform live either as a Soundsystem as Dirk Leyers and DJ Nomad or as a live act with live percussion. (Ed. lets get 'em to Wilkswood/Hastings/Falmouth Reggae Festivals next year) 

Artist: A08
Title: Life / Sunset
Release date: 20th October, 2023
Label : Compost Records
Catalog Number :  CPT 620-5 LP / Digital / Bandcamp   


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