Afrikan Sciences has just announced his forthcoming PAN records debut - Circuitous, a double album of jazz semantics, percussive house excursions and shimmering shots of future soul. The work of West Coast beat maker Eric Douglas Porter, the album is a timely blast of afro-futurist aesthetics, and it seemed the perfect jumping off point for us to ask Douglas to give us a primer in the afrofuturist genre. He's risen to the challenge with style, giving us a set of tracks that covers the conscious Daisy Age flow of Digable Planets, the broken beat shuffle of New Sector Movements, and the peerless sonic innovation of Sun Ra. For a better insight into the work this has informed, check out the Circuitous title track below, and visit PAN to order the album direct
Neon Phusion & New Sector Movements - The Future Ain't The Same As It Used 2 B
This tune was confirmation that I was not alone in these ideas of where music and the technology used in its creation could go. Drum machines have no soul? Ha take this!