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Back In The Dance Sampler

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Four of DFTD’s latest releases have arrived on wax for the very first time. The A-side begins with Darius Syrossian & George Smeddles’ collaboration ‘Back In The Dance’. This uplifting dancefloor-ready groove with ‘90s influences marked a solid return to the floor after a long lockdown, and quickly became a favourite of top selectors. Next up on the A-side is the Transcriptions Mix of youANDme’s raw DFTD debut: ‘Moment’. Released in collaboration with Georgian singer-songwriter Kristina Sheli, this record cemented their status as contemporary powerhouses of the Berlin club scene. The B-side opens with OFFAIAH’s ‘Up All Night’, a fiery track that makes the perfect addition to any house set; the Las Vegas based artist continues to demonstrate his taste for catchy hooks and intense builds. The B-side continues with a record that has consistently dominated dancefloors throughout summer ’22, Marco Faraone’s powered-up remix of R.E.A.D’s ‘Where’s My Phone?’ featuring Sailor Jane, which closes out the package. MUSIC IN EXILE Artist Gordon Koang Title Community Label Music In Exile Cat No MIE020 Format 12" LP Price £12.49 Territory Worldwide Exc. Australia Release Date 11/11/2022 Assets Download All Genres [World Music] Track Listing A1. Nyina Walthana A2. Male Mi Goa Ji Sobat A3. Kerang A4. Australia B1. To You My People B2. Han Che Kon Muong Ke Nyal B3. Wale Neme B4. Kwai Obala Description First, we had Unity. Now, South Sudan’s undisputed ‘King of Music’, the Juba-via-Melbourne eccentric outsider Gordon Koang, returns with his second full-length of original material since emigrating to Australia, the masterly titled follow-up, Community. Eight tracks recorded in Melbourne with a cast of the city’s finest musical minds, including Zak Olsen, Jesse Williams, David “Daff” Gravolin and Jack Kong, the record draws upon Gordon’s pitch-perfect pop sensibility and compulsion for composing irresistibly catchy melodies. Add to this brew the extensive creditienals of his collaborators, who are known for their work with Trafik Island, ORB, Leah Senior and more, and you have yourself a perfect blend of East African pop and vintage psychedelia that is surely one of the most interesting records of the year, outstripping it’s Australian counterparts both in songwriting, production value and downright good energy. After seeking asylum in Australia in 2012, Gordon Koang, along with his cousin, collaborator and bandmate Paul Biel, has gone on to become something of a darling in the Melbourne music community, delighting audiences year round with high energy shows and an irresistible enthusiasm. The pair have settled in the city’s outer suburb of Frankston, where Koang sits in isolation at home while Biel goes out to work each day; he was born blind, and has never seen neither his homeland in the Upper Nile Valley of South Sudan nor his new home on the streets of Melbourne. This has done little to stop Koang channeling his creativity energy into music; he writes incessantly, and Community marks the twelfth full-length album of his career and his second since arriving in Australia (the previous ten currently lost to the streets of Juba in CD and cassette form - sure to be unearthed one day by Western tastemakers!) His years of waiting for permanent residency in Australia, and prior to that of Civil War and unrest at home, have done little to dull the bright point of Koang’s positivity. He is without a doubt the man with the biggest smile in the room. A few short minutes with Koang will leave the listener walking away in a daze, his trademark phrases and bouncing laughter echoing for weeks. Community does for listeners what Koang can’t do himself - it reaches out to thousands around the world, providing him with a platform to personally greet and smile at each individual, to share a few words of encouragement and a quick observation about the warmth of the sun, or pleasure in simply being in company. If there is a silver lining to be found, chances are Gordon has already written an album about it. The record is warm, fuzzy, catchy, lighthearted, and it packs a punch. It rocks hard with the best of them, Olsen’s beautiful production value drawing out the best in Koang’s eccentric and spiralling melodies, the band grinding themselves into an endless groove before bursting into some new impossible melody. Somewhere between William Onyeabor and King Gizzard, this is surely the soundtrack to round out what has been an incredible year of music post-pandemic. Community is out everywhere Friday, November 11 via Music in Exile / Above Board (UK/EU) / Polyvinyl/Dispatch Dept. (North America). Music in Exile is a not-for-profit record label and artist services company based in Melbourne, Australia, championing stories of culturally and linguistically diverse musicians and striving for a music industry that fairly represents all in our society.

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Release Date

19.11.2022

Cat No

DFTDEP003

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House
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The Highway Pisica
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House
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The Highway Pisica
Minimal House
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12"
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Transient London 002 Transient London
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House
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Transient London 002 Transient London
Minimal House
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Physical Time Airtime
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House
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Physical Time Airtime
Techno
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Time Travel Stuff V.A Strain
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Techno
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Time Travel Stuff V.A Strain
House
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Dust of Life Hard Fist
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House
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Techno
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Deviate VA005 DEVIATE rec
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Techno
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House
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Copyright featuring Song Williamson
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He Is (Scan 7 / Ferrer & Sydenham / Alaia & Gallo Remixes) DFTD
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House
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Copyright featuring Song Williamson
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He Is (Scan 7 / Ferrer & Sydenham / Alaia & Gallo Remixes) DFTD
Tech House
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Catz ‘n Dogz / Gettoblaster / Sorley / Ashibah
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Revolution Sampler DFTD
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House
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Catz ‘n Dogz / Gettoblaster / Sorley / Ashibah
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Revolution Sampler DFTD