In our never-ending quest for the finest tropical tinged jams from around the world, we’ve uncovered a real beauty entitled ‘roots’ from Swedish power-females VAZ. There is something truly captivating about the single – taken from their two part offering ‘Necessary, pt. II’ that blends deep tribal rhythms and afro-futuristic vocals drawing from their origins in Cape Verde, a small island nation off the coast of Africa.
“We’ve been inspired by so many different soundscapes for this record. Mainly rhythmic patterns and melodies from a number of different West African music styles mashed up with synths and voice samples. We love to twist and turn things in music. Tablas and hi-hats can exchange places, a bass line can become a choir melody and vice versa. That’s where we find the thrill and the challenges that runs through the productions on the album”