Various Artists - Esa Williams Presents Amandla: Music To The People

Esa Williams Presents Amandla: Music To The People

Various Artists

Available Formats Tracks Price Buy
12" Vinyl Double Album 10 tracks £17.99 Available 6 September 2019

More information about preorder releases

Description

Various Artists - Esa Williams Presents Amandla: Music To The People

GET A FREE MP3 OR WAV DOWNLOAD OF THIS RELEASE WHEN YOU BUY IT ON VINYL : Just add the vinyl to your bag and we'll do the rest. You'll receive an email with a link to your free download from release date, or if you purchase after the release date, you'll receive it when your order is processed. If you only want to purchase MP3/WAV, these will be made available from the release date.

This summer, Soundway Records will release Esa Presents Amandla: Music To The People, a double vinyl electronic music compilation by DJ and producer Esa Williams.

Growing up in Cape Town, South Africa, during the last days of Apartheid, Esa recalls the immense power that music had in resisting oppression and division. “Amandla, Awethu”, which literally means “the power is ours”, was an ubiquitous chant echoing throughout the politically charged atmosphere of the time – a call to unite, and a call from which this release derives not only its title, but its intention as well.

“Music was a crucial way of bringing people and communities together”, reflects Esa, “and it’s what I hope to achieve with this compilation, too”.

For Esa Williams is not only a musical polymath but also passionate about connecting people through music. A skilled DJ, producer and educator, Esa has found ways of bringing people together and enhancing the talent present - from being a band leader, reigniting the legendary Ata Kak band from Ghana, or a collaborator with the likes of Tanzanian artist Mim Suleiman, to focusing his energy on electronic music-focused educational programmes in Cuba, Brazil, and East & South Africa

The result is a rainbow of complementary electronic styles hailing from not only South Africa but further afield, including zouk from Brazil and the French Antilles, as well as Afro-futurism. Together, they form a comprehensive picture that connects the dots of Esa’s musical journey – from growing up in South Africa, to artists he has encountered in his worldwide travels who have helped develop his identity as a musician.

Tracks compiled and selected by Esa Williams.
Artwork by Marko Vuleta-Djukanov.
Mastering by Frank Merritt at The Carvery, London. Restoration by Neal Birnie at The Carvery, London

Tracklisting

12" Vinyl Double Album (SNDWLP131)
    1. Penny Penny - Shilungu
    2. Alaska - Accuse (Instrumental)
    1. Ze Spirits Band - Tucheza (Esa Extended Mix)
    2. Nonku Phiri feat. Dion Monti - Sîfó
    3. Os Panteras - Melo Do Anjo (Outra Edit)
    1. Pascal Latour - Lague Yo (Boulo Edit)
    2. Masalo feat. Doussou Koulibaly - Year
    1. Esa - Pantsula Traxx
    2. Narchbeats - Cheeks
    3. DJ Spoko - #Justsnares