Batida is the brainchild of Angolan / Portuguese Pedro Coquenão. A distinctly modern and vibrant project with its feet firmly rooted in the past, Batida combine samples from old 1970s Angolan tracks with modern electronic dance music. Music is the starting point but through dance, poetry, graphics, photography, radio and video, Batida expands, taking in politics and social commentary but always bringing it back to the party. What originally started out as a radio show designed to promote new African music has slowly evolved into a collaborative project crossing continents, a full on live show with dancers, live samples, MCs & visuals.
In the spring of 2013 Dusty Crates members Simp & Shawn The Savage Kid (STSK) have put themselves together and started to work on a new release. And here it is, "Tafsiri". The title “Tafsiri” meaning interpretation and/or translation in swahili and gives quite a hint on what Dusty Crates planned to do. The idea is quite simple: take dusty samples from African countries like Ethiopia, Senegal or Namibia, isolate the musical magic and mix it into a hybrid fusion of modern future beats and sloppy rhythms. The outcome is a seven track EP full of diverse sounds and melodies - a mixture of both experimental and conceptual “Post Genre” which tries to preserve the genius of all African musicians sampled on this EP. released 11 October 2013
beats: Shawn The Savage Kid & Simp artwork: Anita Brunnauer mastering: Mirac label: Duzz Down San 2013
SOIA Made in Taiwan and brought to Vienna, Austria (her parents’ origin) the culture clash incepted an affinity for a wide range of music. Growing up listening to classical music and African jazz, Billie Holiday‘s sadness and beloved fusion jazz gave birth to her musical approach, while abstract hip hop damaged the rest. Her sound varies from jazzy improvisation to Nu Soul, creating her own unique style through her code-lacking manners. She has spent a lot of time traveling Asia, the States and Southern Africa.
nita. Neben wunderbaren Plattencovern z.B. für Yarah Bravo, Shawn the Savage Kid oder das Projekt Tafsiri, entwirft nita.Skateboarddecks und gestaltet Musikvideos.
Für die Performance von Simp&Soia übernimmt nita. den visuellen Part.
nita. established in january 2014 by anita brunnauer. nita. is a small multi- disciplinary designstudio based in vienna focusing on printdesign, styleboards for broadcast & illustration. the work ethic is based on a mélange of sustainability, quality and passion for detail.