Hackney based Raz Olsher has teamed up with Ghanaian musician Afla Sackey for No Touch, a hypnotic afro-house tune that is bursting with rhythm and cosmic colour. Afla has collaborated with many well-established musicians including Sun Ra, Ginger Baker, Tony Allen, Seun Kuti, Yabba Funk and Dele Sosimi. While Raz Olsher has worked with an array of artists including Gilles Peterson, Nathaniel Rateliff, Krust, MJ Cole, and Basement Jaxx.
With No Touch they have created a collision of continents and a synergy of dry and electronic sounds built with addictive success. Organic percussion sounds are looped behind delayed vocals and synth bursts and it’s impossible not to get into a groove with this track. When it hits euphoria at around the 2:20 mark you’ll be totally in love with hands held up to the sky.