Afro-tinged exotic beats.
Back last month, rising French label Boukan Records released Only Heart Music, a 13-track compilation presenting a rich and diverse array of exotic sounds.
Featuring cuts from Fa Mao, Greg, Mad Rey, Amor Satyr, Kabaka, and label head Bamao Yendé, among others, the compilation looks to give insight into the label’s exotic afro-tinged sound, a sonic signature that takes cues from scenes such as London, Lisbon, and its home base of Paris. The release features a range of styles, from soul-infused groove-led outings (“Echauffement 1er Kata”) to fierce drum tracks (“Takusunazara”), warped hip-hop (“Chien De Chien”), and subtle beat cuts (“Immrtlt Pst Mrtm”).
In support of the release, the label has offered up Fa Mao’s organic percussive workout “Injabulo” as today’s XLR8R download, available via WeTransfer below.
Due to temporary issues regarding the GDPR, EU readers can download the track here.