💿🔥 ORDER ORIGINAL VINYL INCL. 3 REMIXES : 💿🔥
- Tom Excell Remix
- Mr Boom Remix
- Krywald & Farrer Remix
Exploding onto the scene with their September 2018 ‘Open My Eyes’ EP, Onipa are rapidly making a name for themselves with their original, innovative fusion of afro grooves and electronics and explosive live show.
This remix EP brings together a diverse range of creative responses to the original material, incorporating house, UK garage, afro funky, wonky hiphop and leftfield electronica.
Famous for their mashups and bootlegs of legendary artists from Oumou Sangare to Tito Puente on their own Persie Edits label, and resident at London’s infamous Percolate parties, Krywald and Farrer keep all the afro bounce of the original ‘Woza’ while extending it into a proper uplifting dancefloor filler.
French producer Mr. Boom brings a decidedly UK garage influenced treatment to EP title track ‘Open My Eyes’, swapping the afro disco optimism of the original for a dark, hoods-up, London night-bus influenced late night sound.
South London Newcomer Marot has been carving out his own niche in bass-driven afro sounds. Here he brings a UK-funky, bassline driven take to ‘I Know’, adding a demented, carnival flavour to the dark tone of the original, complete with warped dark sounds and messed up whistles like some kind of acid-driven Buraka Som Sistema.
Original Onipa producer Tom Excell brings a heavily West-Coast, Flying Lotus-influenced rework of the original ‘Baala’, totally changing the tempo to create a completely different kind of track from the original.
Dream Diary label boss Oslo Roma finishes off with a deep, low-slung, gnawa-influenced rework, keeping the 6/8 feel and edgy, melancholy style of the original with the addition of a hypnotic bassline and dreamy, majestic pads.