On 23rd January at Corsica Studios, Stamp The Wax and Kartel present an Autonomous Africa showcase with JD Twitch and Auntie Flo.
Hailing from Glasgow and one half of Optimo, JD Twitch set up Autonomous Africa with Midland to highlight causes close to both their hearts. Midland grew up in Africa and Twitch has been following closely the efforts of aid fundraisers to find relevance in what they are doing. Instead of patronising the public, the pair decided to release a vinyl to raise some funds for worthy causes in African communities. Starting with Médecins Sans Frontières, Autonomous Africa then came to focus on helping a trade school in Tanzania, which Midland’s parents helped set up. Through the label’s output, also with Auntie Flo and General Ludd, Autonomous Africa has made a distinct effort to differentiate between the huge variety in African subcultures, instead of homogenising them as many attempts like this have done in the past.
The night also features Auntie Flo, resident for Huntleys & Palmers and bossman for Highlife, another label dealing in African-leaning dance music. Support is from London duo The Busy Twist and Kartel resident Bagheera.
For limited £10 tickets, head to the Facebook event.