Review: AMEME is a west African-born DJ/music producer based in Brooklyn. He is the founder of One Tribe, a creative collective whose vibrant lifestyle events unite diverse individuals and elements such as art, fashion and music. He is up next on RISE, the Berlin-based label and club night run by acclaimed Afro house purveyor Hyenah. There is some powerful music on offer on the Gaou EP: from the life affirming hi-tech soul of "Your Vibe" which receives a
spiritual life music treatment from NinaHalena up next. In addition to those, we have the deep and moody atmospherics of the title track featuring Don Bello Ni that will undoubtedly induce you into a trance.
You Made Me Who I Am (Enoo Napa remix) - (7:43) 122 BPM
You Made Me Who I Am (Eltonnick remix) - (8:29) 122 BPM
The Ritual (Jonathan Kaspar remix) - (7:57) 121 BPM
Review: Berlin based label Rise Music specialises in African house music, and are no doubt taking this particular style seriously by releasing tracks by current rising star Hyenah. Following up last year's terrific The Ritual EP, it now gets an awesome remix package. Durban's Enoo Napa will take you deep into the exotic with his rendition of "You Made Me Who I Am", while Johannesburg's Eltonnick also delivers a rework that equally impresses by use of its entrancing polyrhythms and emotive strings. Finally, we are treated to "The Ritual" remixed by Cologne's Jonathan Kaspar (Crosstown Rebels/Objektivity) who delivers some properly esoteric dancefloor drama on his superb version.