TYGAPAW will release their debut album, ‘Get Free’, via N.A.A.F.I on 13th November.
The Brooklyn-based, Jamaican DJ, producer and multi-disciplinary artist follows their June EP, ‘Ode To Black Trans Lives’, with this 11-track collection of hard-hitting, cathartic techno. Throughout the album, TYGAPAW explores “the idea of personal freedom using techno landscapes”, and draws visual influence from Detroit’s New Dance Show, with images shot by Avion Pearce.
“‘Get Free’ explores what it is to actively dismantle imagined limitations, to eradicate the bondage of self doubt, to forge ahead with love and light, to liberate the body and mind,” says TYGAPAW of the album. “It puts the process of self discovery and owning of ones’ entire self to the forefront, with a soundtrack that relentlessly pulses and moves with intention.”
LA-based artist Mandy Harris Williams features on four tracks across the album, offering powerful, poetic mantras against its mesmerising and raw electronic backdrop. The record is fierce and gripping as it veers from robust techno workouts into strands of jungle and breakbeat. Below, you can hear ‘Facety’, an electrifying injection of racing rhythms and sizzling hi-hats that appears towards the album’s finish.
Pre-order ‘Get Free’ here.
Revisit our feature about N.A.A.F.I. here.