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New release from Afrobeat Vibration’s Koichi Sakai

8 October 2019


Koichi Sakai, boss of Ghetto Lounge records and former resident DJ for Dele Sosimi’s Afrobeat Orchestra, has just released a new EP on London based Olindo Records. .

The new 12-inch, called Wono, is a collaborative work with Ghanaian percussionist and singer Afla Sackey. Sakai mixes organic African percussion with synths and drum machines, and remixes from Yoruba Soul and Pocz also feature. The result is a deep, hypnotic house record full of texture and warmth.


Catch Sakai in London on 12th October at ‘Doin’ Our Own Thing’ – a party that seeks to explore the musical and cultural connections between Brasil and Africa –, where he will be playing alongside Strut Records' Duncan Brooker, D.Vyzor and Volta45.

You can purchase or stream Wono EP on Olindo Records' Bandcamp.

Read: Doin' Our Own Thing: joining the musical dots between Brazil & Africa