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Tribal Brothers announce new EP, ‘Formation’, on Livity Sound

LR Groove and Razzlerman merge the sounds of UK funky, amapiano and Afro-house across four cuts of "high-impact drum science"

Tribal Brothers

Tribal Brothers have announced a new EP on Livity Sound, 'Formation'.  

The release marks a return to the celebrated UK imprint for the London club veterans, AKA Renk Groove Recordings founders LR Groove and Razzlerman, following last year's DJ Polo collaboration. Musically, the outing packs four tracks of "high-impact drum science" with strong nods to UK funky, a style both producers have historic ties to.

Noises that conjure images of harder-edged soundsystem culture also make an appearance, while elements of Afro-house are evident. The duo namecheck a number of artists from South Africa's wildly successful amapiano scene as influences too, specifically, Virgo Deep, Felo Le Tee, and Kabza De Small.  

The result, as Tribal Brothers put it, is a combination of "hard-hitting basslines, complex drum patterns, and African chants". The first tune to be taken from the package, 'Formation', has already dropped, while 'Genesis', last on the track list, will be unveiled on 17th May ahead of the full release.

Revisit DJ Mag's 10th anniversary feature on Livity Sound from last year.