DIGITAL AFRIKA | Heart of Drums Album Launch with Ausecuma Beats & Mike Steva


7:30 pmFriday, 8 April 2022


Night Cat

137-141 Johnston St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

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Digital Afrika return to The Night Cat to celebrate the release of their album Heart of Drums, a synergy of lush analog electronica and fiery African percussion, vocals and instrumentation.

With obvious intent Nui and Simon set out to create an album that encompasses all of their influences and experiences as musicians and journeymen in the world of African inspired rhythm and sound and have arrived at a work that is at once global, innovative and deeply funky !

It’s been an incredible journey that has taken them from the wilds of the northern hinterlands of New South Wales in Australia to the dreamy secret gardens of Marrakesh, from the onsite recordings of Afro-Cuban choirs of Havana, to the Gnawa street sounds of Moroccan medinas.

Nui and Simon have traversed the globe to create these recordings and have collected a diverse and international group of artists to collaborate with in the making of Heart of Drums.

Digital Afrika is made up of two main protagonists:

Zhonu ‘Nui” Moon (Future Roots )

An African-Australian producer, percussionist and Dj that has performed and recorded all over the world. With a strong focus on African music, He has worked with the likes of Femi Kuti, Mulatu Astake and Tony Allen.

And Simon Durrington (Si Fixion ) who is an Australian based producer, keys player and DJ. With extensive experience of working with Melanesian, Indian and world musicians. Drawing on these influences, Si weaves these styles together seamlessly with his unique high quality electronic production.

With occasional reinvented throwbacks to the Disco and Funk era as well as forward thinking Afro-futuristic Record bag essentials, Heart of Drums really brings the party! These are constructed dance floor motivators for any environment.

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