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With every Watch The Hype mix, a limited number of mix CDs will be given away on Facebook. The first people to comment on the post win a copy. To be in with a chance, follow the instuctions below.
Part of the Deep South takeover
Afriquoi are UK’s most exciting new world music group, playing an uplifting fusion of African music and live electronics. Based in London, the diversity of Afriqoui’s members; ranging in age across three decades, and originating from Africa, the Caribbean and the UK, results in a group that truly represents the UK’s underground music scene. Every musician in the group holds equal importance and is a leader in their own right. Afriquoi makes true fusion music, bringing together a vast depth of musical knowledge, culture and life experience from its members.
Their masterful five-piece live show combines Gambian kora, Congolese guitar and Mandinka percussion styles with electronic music sounds, drawing on elements of house, soca, hip-hop, soul and jungle to create a sound that is entirely unique. Their live African dance music, fusing African instruments with UK electronic undertones, creates captivating, beautiful, dancefloor-friendly music that appeals to a new generation of world music fans. Afriquoi’s fun and experimental sound successfully bridges the gap between world music and club music, truly capturing audiences and filling rooms with irresistible energy.
Afriquoi will be playing a DJ set at Deep South festival in September, which will round off a big summer for them, including a massive show on the West Holts stage at Glastonbury and appearances at festivals across Europe. As soon as festival season is over, they have a headline show at London’s Oval Space scheduled for September 21st, and a new release planned for Autumn as part of the Beating Heart projects. Watch out for them in 2018, as they also have some remixes in the pipeline and a new album on the way, which is sure to be full of energy, fun and surprises.
Their recent musical inspirations have influenced the selections below.