Los Angeles-based producer and DJ Yaw Appiah will release a new EP, ‘Nangu’, tomorrow.
The emerging artist follows his recent ‘Before Transition’ release, which featured guest appearances from vocalists Bunny Smalls and Lee McKrazy, with three cuts of deep, vibey Afro house. From the tender pianos of opener ‘Yimi’ to the organic percussion and guitars of ‘Ukudala’, the EP conjures a lush atmosphere while holding a steady pulse. You can hear the mood-building title track below.
Legendary London imprint Defected Records has launched a new afro house label.
Working closely with Defected founder Simon Dunmore, the outlet will be curated by A&R Managers Sef Kombo and Louie Dunmore. The label's first release will be ‘Ezizweni’ by enigmatic champion of African house, Hyenah, featuring Durban's DJ Tira and jazz singer Luke Ntombela. A second release, 'Ancestor's Calling' by Native Tribe & TTAN's will follow on 5th March.