Boomkat Product Review:
Nyege Nyege Tapes is a Kampala based label exploring, producing and releasing outsider music from East Africa as well as showcasing international collaborations. For its first batch of releases the label is showcasing the electro-achoi sound coming from Northern Uganda, a compilation of the new beats scene from Dar Es Salaam Tanzania, and the first studio album of Uganda's legendary thumb piano player Ekuka, plus a few other surprises from Congo DRC and South Sudan.
Kenya’s Alai K a.k.a. Disco Vumbi drops the oddest of a unique debut batch for Kampala, Uganda’s Nyege Nyege Tapes: five examples of DIY electronics taking in trippy, dubbed-out Afro-electro joints to lilting digi-dancehall, via the wonderfully curdled melodies and perky beat of the title track and UKF-compatible house bustle.