The Dar Es Salaam-based producer has already destroyed dance floors like Panorama Bar for CTM Festival with his jittering breed of pitch-shifted hyper rhythms known as singeli. Now, he has channeled this unique riff on Tanzanian street music for his contribution to Rewire Festival‘s inaugural podcast.
From the outset, singeli’s trademark lyrical flow is on full display. A flood of rapped verse collide with hard, jagged rhythms sped up to speeds that enable the fullest possible friction. Reaching tempos north of 180BPM, Bamba Pana’s mix is a slice of ecstatic intensity unlikely to be matched anytime soon, and it’s definitely a great place to start discovering this exciting new sound.
Live near the Netherlands? Check out Bamba Pana when he plays at Rewire Festival in the Hague, it runs from March 29 through March 31. Find more info here.