Boomkat Product Review:
NON display strength in numbers with the second of 3 instalments of NON Worldwide Compilation, Vol. 2, pulling together a broad range of brilliant new and established artists from the African and Black Atlantic diaspora.
We’re naturally drawn to Nkisi’s banging Congolese rhythm and coruscating vocal in AFRO PRIMITIV, while Yayoyanoh & Organ Tapes also grab attention with a Nu-Metal dembow drop replica Riddim, Italian PAN act STILL get rude with the elastic dancehall lean of Shikorina, and Manchester’ Afrodeutsche rolls out on the fine-tuned Detroit electro hydraulics of I Know Not What I Do.
But we’re familiar with the above artists already, and there’s a stack of new names to get acquainted with, ranging from Petit Singe with a sepulchral beauty called Insomnia that recalls Cy An or Zomby works, or Yung Liberaci with the haughty shove of Ballroom Life, and the see-sawing, UKF or Gqom-comptiable bounce of My Angel from LeoKarlo.