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Released: 17.07.20







Kutiman is a collaborator extraordinaire. A man with a repertoire that’s as varied as the stamps in his passport, you probably know him best from his internet famous Mix The City and ThruYou series.

For his latest record he spent time in Tanzania, collecting found sounds and melodies from the neighbourhoods around the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro. The result is a silky warm jazz fusion that melts in the ears. It has the feel of a rare find, the kind of record you listen to and immediately get excited about. The musical sensibilities of the two cultures, on the one hand Kutiman’s psychedelic synths and the other the gentle swing of the Wachaga choir, combine to create a sound that is both meditative and uplifting.


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