Woozy and ineffably funky trypbient experimentation from Nigerian installation artist Emeka Ogboh. Like halftempo D&B crossed with Artificial Intelligence Warp or Mo’Wax “Headz”-era goodness, augmented with the organic vs cybernetic percussive shuffle of Amazondotcom or DJ Python… jaw fully dropped.
We’re just a few days into the new year and have already been blessed with a record that’s been stuck on rotation since it landed. Nigerian artist Emeka Ogboh assembled “Beyond the Yellow Haze” for his 2018 exhibition “No Condition is Permanent”, an installation that explored Lagos through sound and video, mapping out the transient, shifting nature of the cityscape. Splitting his time between the Nigerian capital and Berlin, Ogboh paints slow-mo electronic grooves that heave and wind hypnotically, pulling threads of influence from across the musical spectrum and stitching them into a vivid, unique cyberfunk vista.