Premiere: VS – Flamingo Hangover

Having penned one of our favourite albums of last year, Africaine 808 will forever turn our heads when they put out new material. This time however, new material also brings a new name, collaborating with Dutch musicians Umeme Afrorave under the VS guise for a two-track EP on Mawimbi. After meeting at the tail-end of 2015 in France, the two sparked up an online musical exchange whereby UA provided a stack of raw bass guitar, drums, synthesizers and percussion live takes and Africaine 808 got busy in their studio, turning these sketches into the finished articles. Our standout is ‘Flamingo Hangover’, with a nod to 70’s Caribbean disco thanks to the steel drums, plus rich horn arrangements and a dancehall backbeat.

Flamingo Hangover EP is out 16th December – pre-order from Bandcamp.

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