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Hagan releases the highly anticipated ‘Yenkyi’ EP



Following on from the ‘Yenkyi Taxi’ documentary, British Ghanaian artist Hagan releases the highly anticipated accompanying EP, the ‘Yenkyi’ EP.

It comes as the fruit of Hagan’s trip to Ghana last year, in which he set out to connect with his roots both music and personal. He spent time recording traditional Ghanaian percussionists at the legendary Vivivi Studios in Accra, delving into the underbelly of the contemporary Ghanaian musical scene and its traditions, to create a pulsing masterpiece.

“The EP focuses on me trying to further enrich my sound through exploring my heritage and musical influences from Ghana. I made it a focus to record Ghanaian percussion… instruments such as the Dondo, Fontomfrom, Talking Drum and Atumpan were used to create an authentic tone I wasn’t able to achieve through programming drums electronically,”  Hagan explains.

We are fully into ‘Hagan’, you should get him on your radar!

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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