DJ Raph is an electronic musician, producer and DJ from Nairobi, Kenya. He is an outstanding figure in the growing Kenyan underground electronic scene. His debut album "Sacred Groves", released by the Gebrüder Teichmann's new Noland imprint is a rare gem of a record; considered, emotional and contagious. On this offering, DJ Raph builds rich, textured electronic music from pan-African ethnographic field recordings. "Sacred Groves" opens up a timeless musical universe, that is both ancient and futuristic; a deep melange of modern electronic bass music, African chants and traditional rhythms. This is essential dance music.
The respect that DJ Raph has for a broad African cultural heritage is deeply visceral and palpable in this music. Long samples allow the field recordings to breathe, to open up an innovative and vital electronic soundscape. Sacred Groves is simultaneously traditional, contemporary and deeply sacred.
available late in May / early in June 2019 and for summer festivals