Straight from Mozambique:
Dub Breeze by Dubokaj & Lee Scratch Perry (Nandele Mapiko Remix) is a dance-floor frantic song with a steady pulse from the kick drum, almost motorik like. While Lee $cratch Perry whispers autotuned, drowning in the mix, leading us like a shaman outside the club in the natural environment. The use of reverb and delays, plus feedback, are pure bliss transporting us into another dimension where people are fish, dancing together in an ocean of swirling colors.
Nandele takes the song into an ambiental direction by keeping the BPM and tweaking with the synths and vocals. You can feel the Mozambique based producers love for psychedelia and he morphs Dubokaj’s Alpine Dub into a shamanic exorcism bleeping outside this Universe into Afrofuturism.
Nandele is one of the most innovative beat makers, producers and DJs coming from Mozambique. He is at the forefront of the alternative music scene with his mix of bass heavy boombap instrumentals, dubstep, trap, psychedelic hip-hop beats and the makonde rhythms of Northern Mozambique.
The son of the first black director of the Mozambican National Radio after the country’s independence, this is where he gets his musical background listening in his early age to a vast musical catalogue raging from Michael Jackson to Fela Kuti, from Kanda Bongo Man to Santana and Marvin Gaye, which he incorporates it in his beat making.
A prolific producer and writer, Nandele has written music for contemporary dance performances, films and has a number of band projects including: Cantinho das Cores, The Mute Band (who won best new band at the Mozambican Music Awards in 2016) and Azagaia & Os Cortadores da Lenha. He has collaborated with artists such as Felix Laband (RSA), Dion Monti (CHF), Symbiz (DEU) and Boogz Brown (REU).
Nandele is also member and founder of an audio-visual group Muave he is part of the Miss collective that recently released a multi-disciplinary performance called Degradação (Re)Generativa, he is part of international collective called Proximal Distal who had recently a residency and will release a publication and a vinyl.
Nandele has remixed tracks for Dubokaj meets Lee Scratch Perry project and Mothers of Mars, and as producer for Tresor 30 compilation along with techno pioneers (Jeff Mills, Dj Stingray), established and upcoming artitsts around the world and he is part of artist roaster of Tresor Records as well. He has produced a jingle wich was a collaboration with ASAAS Collective from Palestine for Radio Alhara, where he is constantly collaborating and his live performances and mixes are broadcasted. He has produced for the Original Soundtrack for the comic book informais created by Anima Studio Criativo.
Swiss-based Mouthwatering Records in a partnership with Transylvanian-based The Sound of Art to Come platform and label proudly present Dubokaj & Lee Scratch Perry’s third remix off the Daydreamflix album – Dub Breeze by Mozambique’s Nandele Mapiko.
The echoes of the Swiss mountains are translated by electronic surgeon Dubokaj in a soundclash session with the late Jamaican legend the Mighty Upsetter. Daniel Jakob aka Dubokaj aka Dejot, half of Filewile, is an artist and producer collaborating with dub and hip-hop artists from all over the world: Fortune Shumba, Mike Ladd, Pressure Drop, and Dawn Penn. Over the years, he has been steadily putting out extremely personal sounds, remixes, and visions on his own Mouthwatering Records. He also scored films such as Das Fräulein, Slumming, On The Line, Der Kameramörder.
Dub as an art form and as science is also philosophy, and Dubokaj extracts the process without mimicking the Roots form. He cuts and pastes, plays around with oscillating tempos, sometimes in a single tune – juxtaposes natural environments with in-studio sounds.
All the collages illustrating the Daydreamflix LP are done by Cristiana Bucureci, who is a Romanian-based collage artist. Cristiana has debuted with her collage art in 2012, with the Loud Blood Youth series, in collaboration with a local electro-fusion band. For the project, she has illustrated 13 songs from the band’s mixtape. Her collages are the passport to a futuristic-decorative dimension, being made in mixed techniques, both digital and cut & paste. The artist has exhibited in Tel Aviv, at Romanian Design Week, in Bucharest, in Timișoara, Cluj, and Iași. Some of her work can be viewed on instagram.com/cristiana_bucureci/.
Mouthwatering Records is a Switzerland-based independent label, publishing, management, and artist development Company, releasing a variety of styles, from Hip Hop to Dubhouse, from Breakbeat to Soul-Jazz, with at least one foot on the Dancefloor run by Andreas Ryser and Daniel Jakob.
The Sound of Art to Come Records is a Transylvanian-based platform and record label, home of Dub, Electronic, and Experimental music outcasts and exploring mavericks from all over the world. Deep in the heart of the Carpathian Mountains, SoAC transmits from the dimension of The Shape of Dub to Come. The label curates, collages, and remixes dubs and riddims inspired by film soundtracks.
released October 20, 2022
Alpine Dub soundclash in the heart of the Swiss Alps in the Secret Laboratory.
Remix by Nandele Mapiko
The Daydreamflix session with Lee Scratch Perry was recorded in 2017 at his secret laboratory in the Swiss mountains
Produced and mixed by Dubokaj 2017-2021 at Filewile Studio Bern
Mastered by Adi Flueck at Centraldubs
Collage by Art Director and artist Cristiana Bucureci of Creionetica
- Dubokaj, Lee Scratch Pery, Nandele Mapiko
- Dub Breeze (Nandele Mapiko Remix)
- Sound of Art to Come
- Dub, Electronic
- Daniel Jakob, Lee Perry, Nandele Mapiko
- Nandele Mapiko
- Mastered by Adi Flueck at Centraldubs
- Cristiana Bucureci
- Cristiana Bucureci
- Sound of Art to Come, Mouthwatering Records
- Lee Scratch Perry