Red Axes present the first part of their new project named ‘Trips’

Artist: Red Axes
Title: Trips #1: In Africa EP
Label: !K7 Records
Cat No: K7371EP
Release Date: 3rd August 2018

Red Axes are very excited to present the first part of their new project called: ‘Trips’, a multimedia venture combining music, film and traveling across the globe in pursuit of extraordinary collaborations.

Niv Arzi and Dori Sadovnik are seeking to discover new grounds and sounds and to record local musicians, indigenous instruments and present workshops for youth music schools.

In March of 2017, the Israeli duo touched down in Africa for the first time, and set up camp in both Ethiopia and Ivory Coast, yielding In Africa, a tripleheader EP which features three slices of contemporary body music, with both East and West African musical motifs.

The project will always present a musical release, on vinyl and digital, that was created on the trip, accompanied by a documentary, showing the whole journey.

The Music;
A1 sees Red Axes and seven-piece Ivorian band, Yakomin, intertwine mechanical drum-machine passages with breathing, live percussion and recordings of instruments indigenous to the West African coastal region. Amuse’s dusty, afro-funk-leaning synths pair excellently with the celebratory singing and rhythms by students from Abidjan’s Insaac Music School. Addis Sababa’s overdriven, analog electronics escort lesser-known wind and plucked instruments to the sunny finish line. in trademark Red Axes style.

The Film;
An accompanying documentary by Nimrod Von Keren, entitled TRIPS #1 – Africa, is soon to be unveiled, which showcases the magic moments behind this first-of-many, transcontinental, nonstandard collaborative experiences.

The Show;
On August 23rd, we will present a one of a kind performance with 3 of the amazing musicians we worked with in Ivory Coast, from the band Yakomin. The show will happen at “Sacred Music Festival” in Jerusalem, and this is the most amazing closure, the band, and Red Axes could have dreamed of. The artists will prepare a special set up of tracks recorded together and new organic interpretations for their biggest tracks.

A1 Abidjan feat. Yakomin
B1 Addis
B2 Musica Electronique feat. Insaac Students

Ian French
About the Author

Director and DJ, Ian French (Naif) is passionate about every genre of music from Breakbeat, to Drum & Bass, to Techno and Progressive House. If he was to describe his preferred style of music he would probably describe it simply as electronic music. Besides his love for music and DJing his other passions are fine cuisine, wine, and travel.