Thursday, August 4, 2011
In late September we will be premiering our next Hip Deep show Africa in East Asia: Shanghai Jazz to Tokyo Rastafari. The show, as the title explains, will delve into the mostly unknown world of Japanese Rastafarian Dancehall, pre-Mao jazz in Shanghai and other informative, mind-blowing aspects of how African styles have penetrated subcultures across East Asia.
Thanks to Tropical Bass, we recently caught word of Malaysian singer/MC Arabyrd who just dropped a 3-track EP with slabs of dancehall bass with an M.I.A. delivery called Disco Nected. We're loving the sounds and the Asia-connection to our forthcoming show.
Listen for yourself: