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Trans Afro Express by Jerome Sydenham & Fatima Njai feat. Mario Punchard

Jerome Sydenham, Fatima Njai, and Mario Punchard channel Kraftwerk with Trans Afro Express on Rekids.

Trans Afro Express by Jerome Sydenham & Fatima Njai feat. Mario Punchard. Photo by Rekids Photo by Rekids

Much of Ibadan label-boss Sydenham's career has been defined by his infusion of pan-African sounds into electro, house, and techno. Teaming up with frequent collaborator Fatima Njai and percussionist Mario Punchard, the Nigerian-born, NY-honed artist continues his mission with a brilliant interpretation of one of Kraftwerk's most influential tracks, "Trans Europe Express".

Evocative of the organic, drum-led, and hypnotic grooves that run through Sydenham and Njai's output, "Trans Afro Express" is a compelling update of a classic.

Jerome and I have been neighbors for well over 10 years and we've always shared a mutual appreciation for forward-thinking dance music, I was completely blown away when I first heard “Trans Afro Express” and signed it on the spot. To me this is Jerome and he is the living breathing Trans Afro Express - Radio Slave

Jerome Sydenham & Fatima Njai feat. Mario Punchard - Trans Afro Express
Release Date May/June 2021
Label Rekids

Tracklist
A. Trans Afro Express (Vocal Dub Mix)
B. Trans Afro Express (Instrumental)