Jerome Sydenham, Fatima Njai and Mario Punchard channel Kraftwerk with ‘Trans Afro Express’ on Rekids.
Much of Ibadan label-boss Sydenham’s career has been defined by his infusion of pan-African sounds into electro, house and techno. Teaming up with frequent collaborator Fatima Njai and percussionist Mario Punchard, the Nigerian-born, NY-honed artist continues his mission with a brilliant interpretation of one of Kraftwerk’s most influential tracks, ‘Trans Europe Express’. Evocative of the organic, drum-led and hypnotic grooves that run through Sydenham and Njai’s output, ‘Trans Afro Express’ is a compelling update of a classic.
Published: 26th April 2021