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Ariwo , Sounds of Sisso & Grey Tapes


  • cobalt studios 4 Boyd Street Newcastle upon Tyne, England, NE2 1AP United Kingdom (map)
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\\\\Come travelling across live eletronic landscapes of music from near and far /// 

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Ariwo - Live show
Hypnotic Iranian/Cuban live dance music

Sounds of Sisso (Nyege Nyege Tapes) - DJ set
Raw, fast with a punk DIY aesthetic that can at times verge on Noise and Gabber, to produce a spell binding music that is like no other Sound System culture.

Grey Tapes-Live show
Grey Tapes, beat-maker and producer collective from Newcastle. Keeping live electronic music truly live - no clicks, sequencers or backing tracks. Everything you hear is played manually by a finger, an arm or leg. 


Ariwo
Ariwo is led by Iranian electronic composer Pouya Ehsaei who processes the musicians live while creating soundscapes and hypnotic rhythms that draw influence from the folkloric music of Cuba and his home city of Tehran. Similar to the raw energy of Cuban rumba shows, the group thrives off its dialogue with the audience, drawing them in with the spirit and raw energy of the performance.

Sounds of Sisso
For the past 15 years the Tanzanian megalopolis of Dar Es Salaam has had one of the most exciting underground electronic music scenes in East Africa. A constellation of micro-scenes from Mchiriku, Sebene and Segere all the way to its latest mutation of Singeli that finally after years of lurking in the underground has exploded into the mainstream and taken over Bongo Flava as the music of choice amongst Tanzania's youth. Born in the sprawling working class neighborhoods of Tandale and Manzese, Singeli's signature sound consists of fast paced frantic loops interlocking with each other, with influences from Zanzibars Tarab music all the way to South African afro-house coupled with mc's who often spit satirical lyrics about the challenges facing Tanzania's youth, from police corruption to the complications of dating girls when you are broke. If there is one studio that stands out amongst the hundreds that dot Dar es Salaam's musical landscape it is SISSO RECORDS. Centered around producers; Bwax, Sisso, Bampa Pana and Yung Keyz Morento and Mc's Dogo Niga and Makavelli, they were early pioneers of the Singeli sound. Whilst some Singeli artists have begun fusing their music with more traditional Tanzanian hip hop, Sisso have remained uncompromising in their sound, always raw, fast with a punk DIY aesthetic that can at times verge on Noise and Gabber, to produce a spell binding music that is like no other Sound System culture in the regio

Grey Tapes
“Stunning production and incredible live” - Empty Shop HQ
“Rich instrumental electronica” - Electric Sheep blog