To celebrate the launch of Samuel Yirga’s debut album 'Guzo' we are giving you the opportunity to remix the track ‘My Head’, taken from the album.
Listen to the track above, then download the remix stems and submit your track to our dropbox on Soundcloud. The closing date for entries is July 30th. Winners will be announced on the 7th August.
The winning remixer will get their hands on a Soundcloud PRO account along with a copy of the new album, two runners up will receive SoundCloud Lite accounts.
'My Head' is an Ethio-Latin jazz track, which pays homage to John Coltrane's “Africa Brass” album (McCoy Tyner on piano), with a nod to Horace Silver and Dave Brubeck. The piano riff-led sonic journey leads you through the east African highlands via a Latin nightclub in Addis Ababa and on to Brazil.
The track, like a lot of Ethiopian music, is in 3/4 and 6/4 time signature. The Afro-Brazilian 2/4 pulse gives it danceability!