Jun 29, 2017
Dem Juju Poets - Liberated Thoughts
What initially started as idea for a DJ-duo project quickly turned into a new production outlet for German producer David Hanke. He is well known for his Northern Jazz, Funk and Afrofunk productions under various monikers ever since his first release back in 2008. The most recognized surely is his Renegades Of Jazz-alias.
After starting to fully embrace the Afrofunk vibe with his 2016-released Renegades Of Jazz album 'Moyo Wangu' as well as two Dem Juju Poets singles in the same year it's now about time to release 'Liberated Thoughts' - the longplay debut for Dem Juju Poets which is scheduled for April 2017.
Having spent an influential part of his childhood in Arusha, Tanzania and engrained the music of East Africa, his sound combines these influences with modern, more club-orientated electronic Afrofunk productions which defines the core sound of Dem Juju Poets.
With 'Liberated Thoughts' Hanke refines his Afrofunk vision for 2017 informed by his experience as a DJ in venues all over Europe which naturally led to a more floor functional production approach.
„Pretty cool new project from David. Many killer groovy joints for a happy dancefloor!“ Andrea Benini, Mop Mop (Berlin | Germany)
„Top Vibrant Stuff!“ Michael Ruetten, Compost Records (Frankfurt | Germany)
„I was very curious about the record and have to say it’s fantastic! It’s like I expected it to be - a great hybrid of broken beats and Afro sounds. Full support!“ Shantisan, Royal Soul Records (Vienna | Austria)
„After ‚Moyo Wangu‘ another awesome production from David Hanke. Will support this!“ Tony Heynen, Global Riddims (Brussels | Belgium)
Labels: Dem Juju Poets