Digital Africa

From Lagos to New York , DIGITAL AFRIKA is pushing the frontiers of dance floor orientated Afro House.

Their 2018 debut vinyl EP ‘Dark Matter’ is the productive powers of Future Roots and Si Fixion.

Incorporating live instrumentation, MPC sequencers, African percussion and Digital/Analog production, Digital Afrika has meet with critical acclaim from international taste makers;

DJ Nicodemus (wonderwheel records) , Giles Peterson (BBC1, Brownswood Records )  

Carl Cox (Awesomesoundwaves). Digital Afrika’s “Dark Matter” E.P is scheduled for a worldwide release through Wonderwheel Records (NYC) early 2019.

The Duo, based in Melbourne Australia, has seen a big year in 2018 with an extensive 28 date nation EP release tour of Australia, performances in Australia’s premier dance and world music festivals and a nomination for Victoria’s AGE music awards. International tour dates in Europe and Indonesia.

2019 sees the project moving forward with a invitation to perform at the WOMADeliade festival and Rainbow Serpent Festival, followed by further touring in Bali , India and Europe. A full length Album currently in the works and collaborations with Artists.

This duo’s live show performance is an original and dynamic synergy of digital sequencers with high energy African percussion, instrumentation and traditional dance. Digital Afrika’s sound is a dance floor stimulator for any corner of the globe.

Digital Afrika is made up of members, Future Roots & Si Fixion. With many guises Future Roots has at his command a broad palette of instrumentation including a large array of traditional percussion instruments and drum kits from around the world. He utilizes contemporary ways of forging sound through the use of synthesizers, programming and DJing. Drawing on a rich life journey and an expansive tradition of musical performance, Future Roots has  mentorships with percussion masters in Australia, Cuba, Papua New Guinea, Senegal, India. Future Roots has worked with International music icons YOTHU YINDI, MULATU ASTAKE , HORACE ANDY , LUCIANO , BAMBINO and JBOOG. His professional work spans tours, concerts and recordings across the globe and can often be seen gracing the decks at various late night clubs, underground events and festivals in Australia ,U.S., Asia and Europe .He also regularly performs with some of Australia top Afrobeat , Ethiojazz, Hiphop an African music groups , and his own FUTURE ROOTS percussion ensemble.

Si Fixion is a Melboune based music producer & DJ, percussionist and co founder of Afrik Futurism Club Nite. He specializes in playing Afrohouse, Future beats and Bassmusic. Drawing on influences of African Percussion and Electronic music, Si Fixion weaves these styles together with high calibre production. Si Fixion’s shows are uptempo, rhythmic & dance floor friendly.

Playing Live MPC and Percussion, Si Fixion draws on his experience as a live musician to create a dynamic sound. Having garnered the attention of other producers and artists around the globe, Si Fixion continues to release music with an Album due for release soon.

His first project The Bird, popular for its live dynamic shows,  is widely recognised as Australia’s first live electronic act.  Si Fixion gained a wealth of experience in The Bird touring Nationally, Europe and America and playing festivals such as Glastonbury and Womad. The Bird was affiliated with Warp Records and toured with many greats including Mad Professor and Lee Scratch Perry. 

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