Okmalumkoolkat´s Holy Oxygen I EP, released in 2014, was a spectacular fusion of Simiso Zwane's many facets and the future-leaning production work of Affine´s very own Cid Rim & The Clonious. Now, Affine Records proudly presents re:code H0 – a colourful collection of Holy Oxygen I re:codes.
The opener Holy Oxygen by young gun Wandl, the latest addition to the Affine camp, channels Okmalumkoolkat´s magical lyrics into deep sub-bass artillery and verspertine vibes. Followed by Cape Town native Sibot who created a creaking bass-heavy prime-time banger of Allblackblackkat.
19-year-old rising star salute dedicates his remix of Fancy Footwork to the 90s. He lightens the mood with flashing synth stabs and a lush bouquet of friskiness – crafted with this decade's accurate swag.
Jumping Back Slash transforms iJusi into a deep Gqom dub, the significance and sharpness JBS handles this task with comes as no surprise considering his vast knowledge and bond to Durban’s Gqom vibes. Petite Noir who just released his excellent EP on Domino Records comes around with another remix of Holy Oxygen and delivers a hypnotic, vibrant and dubbed out interpretation of the crew's signature tune.
released May 25, 2015
Lyrics written and performed by Okmalumkoolkat
Mastered by Paul Movahedi
Artwork by Gregor Lehrl
Cat: DIGAFF 004
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