Nubian Quadrant EP sees Dutch producer Philou reaching for that sweet spot between Afro and Electro to produce three pulsing new tracks for Byrd Out. As Philou says, “All good music ultimately comes from Africa”, and true to his African roots, the EP was part recorded in Malawi. With his tracks being picked up by the likes of Erol Alkan and Eats Everything, this EP is sure to provide the rhythmic backdrop to the summer. If you imagine the driving force of Fela Kuti matched with the acid sqwelch of Phuture, you’re part of the way there. It’s dancefloor sunshine on vinyl. Mastered by the legendary Noel Summerville, artwork by G.S-L Studio.
Philou Louzolo, a vibrant human being showcasing a diverse sound: born and raised in between the forests and the salty ocean breeze of Southern Zeeland (The Netherlands). Blessed with deeply rooted ties to the townships of Sierra Leone, the jungle surrounding the Congo river and Nigeria – where the birth of Fela Kuti’s Afrobeat took place – his music sounds like Pan-African propaganda packed with sounds from urbanized cities, the Sahara and Africa’s many jungles.
He’s been making waves with a Mixtape for the Feel My Bicep guys (it’s #84), and getting airtime on BBC Radio 6 with Erol Alkan, and on BBC Radio 1 with Eats Everything, and playing Resident Advisor’s GAIN stage at DGTL in Amsterdam in March, and playing at Morocco’s boundary-pushing Altas Electronic festival later this year.
Limited to 500 copies worldwide. Photo taken by Laisa Maria.