By Vee D
MoBlack Records’ have launched their newest annex AfroZone with the release of Raz & Afla’s superb Benwa Marafi EP. The new sub-label is a creative space dedicated to the essence of Afro and the first single to come out on it sees Raz & Afla reunite with an inimitable two-tracker that resounds AfroZone’s vision in perfect elocution.
Educing from their tried, tested, and proven transcontinental chemistry, the Hackney-based producer and Ghanian musical maestro render their Benwa Marafi EP, a forward-thinking manifestation of Afro House that breathes the past in unison with the present.
Quixotic melodies, airy riffs tread Benwa Marafi’s sensual rhythm while elegant electronic tweaks and effervescent synths lend a subtle cosmic touch that unravels a celestial perspective from which earth is one entity. Shake It Mama rounds off the EP, shaking loose and breaking beat in a vast acoustic space, wallowing in a kaleidoscope of Afro-infused raw materials, mechanical modulations and funky sonic juxtapositions.