Compiled by the legendary UK producer Tony Thorpe (Moody Boyz, KLF), one of the most important figures of the UK dance underground movement, the album brings together a rich ensemble of producers and artists from different genres and music scenes.
From Warp’s long-time signee Plaid, DJ Food, top DJs John Talabot & Pional to broken beat legend IG Culture, to Ry9n & Knid, a project by James Cameron and Joe Muggs, the compilation promises to bring a modern twist to Africa’s most iconic tunes. This selection of artists also includes great names of the likes of Deep Medi’s Silkie and Appleblim. A younger generation of talents like Marcel Lune, Jabru, Redpine & Solo and EVM128 has also taken part in this cutting-edge project, bringing its own personal touch to this unique compilation. Using his most famous alias ‘Moody Boyz’, Thorpe himself has added his own artistic signature, remixing the iconic Bunzu Soundz’s Zinabu – a rolling cut of the finest UK Afro-dub beats.
In a time in which African music is coming back prominently as one of the primary influences of electronic music, Afrosonique Vol.1 effortlessly goes full circle bringing together the original energy of African classics with the disruptive talent of today’s innovators.