Theo Parrish Refixes Owiny Sigoma Band's "Wires"

Apr 20, 2011 at 9:55 am
Creating globally smart music doesn't always require a passport, but it never hurts if you have one handy. Just ask a handful of British dudes who've been making music in London for years in the vein of the sometimes loved and loathed genre of Afropop. Roughly a year ago, they decided to hop a plane and head to Kenya (the same country their nation used to colonize, ahem!) to dig a little deeper into true African sounds.

What the lads discovered once they arrived was a crew of generous and forgiving musicians that were willing to show them what's what. The main Kenyan musician that helped get things going were traditional luo players Joseph Nyamungu and Charles Owoko who gigged and labored with the blokes until an album was created. So on May 2nd, be on the lookout for the Owiny Sigoma Band's self-titled debut project hitting stores via Gilles Peterson's Brownswood Recordsing. And trust, if Gilles is putting it out, it'll certainly be good.

For now, check out a fresh remix that Detroit electronic wiz Theo Parrish just dropped a couple of days ago. He's pulled out all of the guts and reworked some serious melodic 313 grooves into this piece like only he could. Voila.

Owiny Sigoma Band // Wires (Theo Parrish Remix) by Brownswood

And after you take this track in, check out a mini album promo/documentary on how Owiny Sigoma Band sound while hanging in Nairobi.