Premiere: Nandele – Incomati

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A slice of hypnotic electronica from the Maputo-based beatmaker opens up the first release on Ransom Note sub-label Human Endeavour.

Human Endeavour is the newest addition to Ransom Note Records’ family of sub-labels. Curated and run by Ransom Note Editor, and one half of DJ duo Kiara Scuro, Rosie Ama Cain, the label will be a “space for artists who are exploring the dark, deep and hypnotic corners of the musical spectrum.”

For the inaugural outing, which is released in full today, six artists have come together for ‘Trains Of Thought’: a Various Artists EP that gives a window into some of the sounds, styles and names that you’ll be hearing on the label in the future.


Maputo-based beat-maker Nandele is tasked with opening the release. Working predominantly with analog equipment to craft his raw, unfolding compositions, the hypnotic bubbling groove and whirring bleeps of ‘Incomati’ ebb and flow, just like the river it’s inspired by that runs through his home of Mozambique.

His track appears alongside contributions from Albino Sound, Reda Saiarh, Double Helix, Anatolian Weapons and ANGST vor GRETA, which span everything from UK techno, acid post-punk and EBM to cold wave and new beat.

Human Endeavour, a name inspired by a mathematics talk penned by Rosie’s late father, which drew its own inspiration from quotes by Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking, works on the belief that as long as there’s life there will be creative endeavour, and that no matter what you create, the action of bringing something into the world is an achievement in itself.


 To celebrate the launch of the label, on Wednesday 29th June there will be a launch party at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston, with Double Helix (live), Waterbaby (live), Rosie Ama and special guests.

HE001 ‘Trains Of Thought’ is out now on Human Endeavour Records. Artwork by Sam Bailey.