Azumai drops his ‘Festima’ EP on ProgRAM
Azumai has been a staple of lineups across Japan, helping to grow its electronic music culture as well as the hold Drum & Bass has on cities like Tokyo. With support from some of its most notable figures, such as DJ AKi, he’s moving overseas into the discography of ProgRAM, first making an appearance alongside Mountain and Maozon. This time he rolls under the RAM and ProgRAM banner for a brand new EP entitled ‘Festima’, which features four fresh self-standing deliveries.
‘Festima’ is named after the masks and arts festival in Burkina Faso, an event that Azumai witnessed as a child through films and with sounds that he felt fit with the EP’s sonic structuring. Incredibly intricate shifting layers of percussion characterize opener ‘Ah Eh’, with ‘BOI’ alongside its keyed sequences and ‘Festima’ following next through its atmospheric samples and 4/4 structure. ‘Frog Theory’ presents itself last, featuring shuffling breaks and grumbling basslines. So once again, it’s time to get with the ProgRAM. Spearheading the rise of another great production talent.
Today we premiere ‘Frog Theory’ which you can check out below. The Azumai drops his ‘Festima’ EP this Friday 17th February. Make sure you grab yourself a copy from the link here!