NOUR EP | nour-ep.com
BLK MRKS | soundcloud.com/blkmrks
Brand Nu | brandnu.co.uk/work
Skimatix | soundcloud.com/skimatix
The NOUR EP is a collaboration between juke/footwork adventurer BLK MRKS and award-winning creative art director and designer Radim Malinic [Brand Nu]
During his recent trip to Uganda, Malinic recorded a vast range of moments and encounters in local communities. Focusing on Lake Byunioni and the South-West region of the country, the trip provided an exhilarating selection of chants, local folklore, songs and monologues.
The audio was crafted into four intricate tracks highlighting both the richness and diversity of Ugandan culture, and the vibrancy of the emerging Footwork scene. Each track is quite different in personality but all reflecting an interesting clash of cultures.
The tracks have been remixed by a wide selection of producers from all over the world. Russian Footwork edits, wonky 169bpm remixes and club-ready 130bpm tracks... and more. Expect these on a remix EP in September.
Ndege, the first single from the EP, will be released 13th July 2015.
The four original tracks EP will follow in 27th July 2015.
And keep your eyes peeled for freebies throughout the summer!
As the B-side of the single, we present the Skimatix remix of Odes, one of the track on the forthcoming Nour EP. Skimatix has appeared on Good Street in the FWUK Trax Eight, with Burnt Up (soundcloud.com/goodstreetrecords/skimatix-burntup
He has done a wonky 169bpm remix of Odes, staying faithful to the track as well as going off on a completely different direction.
This project was inspired by the charitable work of Little Big Africa, who provide protected water sources to local people in East Uganda.
More info at www.littlebigafrica.org
released July 13, 2015
Artwork by Radim Malinic | www.brandnu.co.uk
Mastered by THFT Sound [Remastered in Jan 2016]
Directed by Radim Malinic | www.brandnu.co.uk
Edit and FX by Arthur Lewin | twitter.com/arthur_lewin
Footage by Radim Malinic, Simon Kenyon, Debs Isharaza and Crispin Sugden