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Taxi Sampler 01: Python Syndicate presents Rhythms & Vibes From The Spirit Of Young Africa
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2LP

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PYTHON 001LP PYTHON 001LP
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RELEASE DATE
7/26/2019

Following the first two documentaries Woza and Yenkyi focused respectively on Gqom in Durban and Afrobass in Accra, visual collective Crudo Volta, which documents contemporary African urban music, has produced a new chapter titled Taxi Waves. The miniseries produced by Italian streaming platform TimVision aims to document contemporary youth and music cultures across three different African cities: Lagos, Maputo, and Addis Abeba. In support of Taxi Waves, Crudo Volta has decided to release a double-LP box through the newborn independent label Python Syndicate, launched by Crudo Volta's founder and art director Mike Calandra Achode and Gqom Oh! DJ and label owner Nan Kolè which aims to nurture and showcase African contemporary underground scenes. The double-LP box will display a great array of music genres -- such as Afrobeat, Afro hip hop, Afrobass, Gqom, Ethiopian electronic music, and kuduro -- that are defining the sonic and cultural landscape of contemporary African young generations. The release is a showcase of unreleased and featured tracks from producers who have contributed to all Taxi documentaries during these last three years. The double-LP box will include award-winning African hitmakers such as Nigerian producer Young John or Mozambique's maverick Ellputo but also forward-thinking productions from the likes of Ethiopian Records, already released on Warp/Arcola, or TLC FAM and Citizen Boy already part of the Gqom Oh! roster. The double-LP box will also feature a 26-page curated booklet to support the socio-cultural context of the music. Also features Intro, Kofo, Omowunmi, Hagan, Gafacci, Ethiopian Records, Rvdical The Kid, and Sess The Problem.