River Rapid is the new label from acclaimed DJ Eclair Fifi. Known for her tastemaking dj sets steeped in upcoming exclusives and unknown rarities as well as her essential monthly radio show on NTS it seemed only right that she should start her own imprint.
The first release features 4 brand new tracks by Afrodeutsche AKA Henrietta Smith-Rolla . Building on the sound established on her 2018 Debut ‘Break Before Make’ on the legendary SKAM label – these raw hardware driven tracks evoke classic Rephlex in the same breath as Underground Resistance. Respectful to the originators whilst keeping an eye firmly on the future.
The first song from this is ‘Make The Call’, as described by Afrodeutsche: “Back when I wrote ‘Make the Call,’ I was listening to a lot of Afro-beat & Jazz, which undoubtedly influenced the pace of it. All the different parts were jammed live and kept ‘as is’ to preserve all of the wonkiness. I am th-ri-lled to have it out on Eclair Fifi’s new label!”
Supported by festival performances at SONAR Barcelona, Dekmantel and Dimensions amongst others this summer as well as opening for Aphex Twin at Red Bull Music Festival 14th September – Afrodeutsche is poised for greatness.
The RR001 EP is out on vinyl on 26th July
A1. I Know Not What I Do
A2. Make The Call
B2. Phase Two