Taxi Sampler 01

Rhythms & Vibes From The Spirit Of Young Africa

One might think that this thing called Internet basically made the compilation format obsolete - in actuality though a carefully curated sampler still could be the perfect introduction to a specific genre. And Python Syndicate's “Taxi Sampler 01“ does exactly that.

In collaboration with streaming platform TimVision, Woza & Yenkyi follow their first two documentaries focused respectively on Gqom in Durban and Afrobass in Accra with visual collective Crudo Volta for a new series called “Taxi Waves“, for which this compilation now basically delivers the soundtrack to - a rad showcase to give you an idea about the contemporary youth and music cultures across cities like Addis Abeba, Maputo and Lagos.

Below you'll find a short portrait on the always great Endeguena Mulu aka Ethiopian Records. The producer who holds very articulate releases on Warp/Arcola reflect with us on his peculiar take on electronic music which engages with samples lifted from traditional Azmari music and Ethiopian pop artists of the past such as Aster Aweke.

Taxi Sampler 01 / Python Syndicate / 2LP box / out on June 27