Dutty Artz’ lastest features a remix by myself featuring Afro-Mexican rapper Bocafloja. I took Cocotaxi’s original digital Andean-cumbia influenced track, and injected a little bit of African flavor by tapping into the Afro-Bolivian Saya tradition from the Yungas communities outside of La Paz. Check it out below.
I had a lot of fun playing with the rhythms that underlie the beautiful song “New Name” by Ahmed “Sinkane” Gallab. I met Ahmed a few years ago when we took a trip together to Coachella to DJ one of the side parties in Palm Springs. We talked a lot about our musical influences, and especially how we incorporate our African heritage into our music. Having Sudanese origins, his is a rock influenced take on the musical traditions of the Nile […]
I have a remix on Brooklyn Afrobeat band Underground System’s new EP. The song is called Bella Ciao and I twisted it into a driving techno-ish tune with a Carioca influenced under-layer…it was also featured on OkayAfrica earlier this week… the EP drops August 5th on Ropeadope records, listen to it here: They also did this pretty cool trailer for the EP featuring my remix…
This Friday I’m playing at Bembe (in Brooklyn) alongside the one Wayne and Wax. Expect to hear a mix of sounds like this: It’s also my birthday at midnight, so a little extra celebration will be in order!
My remix for Lamin Fofana’s Tune Africans Are Real from his EP of the same name that dropped last week on Dutty Artz: Come to the release party on Saturday, which is the next edition of Dutty Artz’s Change The Mood series of quarterly events.
The New York Times has a review of the Brooklyn Philharmonic’s Saturday Concert at Restoration Plaza in Bed-Stuy, a concert that really made me realize how special of a place New York is. I get a mention in the article for my “tribal drums” interpretation of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 (“Eroica”). This remix was part of a contest that homie Sam Hilmer linked me with. Check it out on the Brooklyn Phil Soundcloud:
Cover Artwork by Lupo Avanti (my roomate!) In collaboration with the HOMIEZ at Dutty Artz, I am releasing my first collection of remixes as African By The Bay. The crew did such a nice job of putting this page together I’ll let them take over: ————- Dutty Artz is proud to present The African By The Bay EP, an exclusive collection of irresistible remixes from San Francisco/Bay Area producer Chief Boima. The EP is available for free download, and features […]
Last week Six Degrees records released a track that I did as part of a remix project for Malian Ngoni player and singer Issa Bagayogo. Keep looking out for more projects under my own name, and under the name Banana Clipz, there are exciting things to come! Download the track for 99 cents at the Six Degrees website, or check out the whole album for $6.99!