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Nyege Nyege Tapes announce 180bpm Judgitzu EP 'Umeme / Kelele': Listen

The EP is out today

Nyege Nyege Tapes have released a two-track EP from Julien Hairon, AKA Judgitzu.

After spending over five years recording found sounds and musicians in Asia, Oceania and Africa, Hairon has released his first electronic productions since 2017.

Out today, 'Umeme / Kelele' is a stripped-back package of experimental production, inspired by the sounds of Singeli. Described by Nyege Nyege Tapes as "two cuts of high tension, cheek-pulling club G-force", lead track 'Umeme' sets the precident for an unrelenting ride through 180bpm percussion, bass and stabs.

In September, Shanghai's SVBKVLT and Uganda's Hakuna Kulala crew put out a two-part release featuring both labels' key players, to coincide with the 2019 edition of Nyege Nyege Festival in Jinja, Uganda. 

Nyege Nyege Tapes also released a new compilation tape earlier this year, exploring the history of Ugandan Electronic Acholi dance music.

Listen to 'Umeme' below and purchase the EP here.