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Freedom TV
Format   LP + mp3
Artist   Wayne Snow
Title   Freedom TV
Genre   Deep House / Nu Funk / Nu Soul
Label   Tartelet
Date   06.03.2017
Price   16,95 € *
Stock   in stock
Delivery   Delivery: 1-2 days within Germany, 5 -30 days to the rest of the world
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Condition   New
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After two incredible EPs, Wayne Snow — the Nigerian-born, Berlin-based vocalist and songwriter — now presents his debut album on Tartelet Records. Freedom TV is the natural sequel to the Max Graef-produced tasters Red Runner (2014) and Rosie (2015); a project marinated in Afro-Caribbean, soulful grooves and topped by Wayne’s effortless falsetto acrobatics. 

As the title suggests, Freedom TV (due March 2017) is an album with themes of liberty, struggle and creative identity pumping through its veins. Within ten tracks, Snow fluently meanders between musical styles: from low-tempo soothers like album opener “Cooler” and “Fall” to the syncopated bruk of “The Rhythm” and cosmic funk escapades found on “Nothing Wrong”.

Recorded over a period of two years, it’s also realised in part by new surroundings: “Coming to Berlin was a liberation because I could play with many things, especially electronic music, and approach it freely regardless of the fact that I was African”, notes Wayne. “Being in Berlin also helped me to fully understand the origin of electronic music which is unmistakably black.”

Production comes from three varied and solid sources. The tag-team between Snow and fellow Berliner, Max Graef — which started on Graef’s still unfuckwithable 2014 debut Rivers of the Red Planet — is in full effect. The result is six tracks (“Cooler”, “Still In The Shell”, “Drunk”, “Red Runner”, “Rosie” & “Fall”) anchored by Graef’s now-signature brew of warm-to-the-touch boom-bap, soul, jazz and house. Elsewhere, trips to see the French capital and Neue Grafik yielded three stormers: “The Rhythm”, “Freedom R.I.P” and “Nothing But The Best”. 

Naples-based duo Nu Guinea also lend a hand on “Nothing Wrong”, an uptempo jam which will receive remix treatment from Francis Inferno Orchestra as well as the pair themselves.
 
The works of criminally overlooked, Zimbabwean guerilla fighter-poet, Freedom TV Nyamubaya (?1958-2015), bind everything together. It’s her verses which occupy the end of soul-searching, Peven Everett-esque joint “Freedom R.I.P” and provide a regular referential touchpoint.

More than anything, Freedom TV is the soundtrack for anyone seeking a wholesome exploration of groove. Smooth and contagiously danceable at points, Wayne Snow has arrived in album territory with an assured cool.


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other albums by Wayne Snow     (search for more)
 
Red Runner / Glenn Astro & Session Victim Rmxs 12'' Wayne Snow Red Runner / Glenn Astro & Session Victim Rmxs Tartelet 08.07.2014 € 8,50 * New
Rosie EP 12'' Wayne Snow Rosie EP Tartelet 03.06.2015 € 9,95 * New
Nothing Wrong (Remixes) 12'' Wayne Snow Nothing Wrong (Remixes) Tartelet 30.06.2017 € 9,95 * New
other albums on Tartelet     (search for more)
 
Rivers of the Red Planet 2-LP Max Graef Rivers of the Red Planet Tartelet 04.03.2016 € 19,95 * New
Throwback 2-LP Glenn Astro Throwback Tartelet 17.05.2015 € 20,95 * New
The Missouri Breaks 12" CTEPEO '57 The Missouri Breaks Tartelet 02.09.2013 € 8,50 * New
No. 30 EP 12" Various No. 30 EP Tartelet 19.11.2014 € 8,95 * New
World EP 12'' Nu Guinea World EP Tartelet 03.11.2015 € 9,95 * New
Chemistry EP 12'' Glenn Astro Chemistry EP Tartelet 26.02.2014 € 8,95 * New
27 Karat Years / ONE PER CUSTOMER! 12'' Henry Wu & Tito Wun 27 Karat Years / ONE PER CUSTOMER! Tartelet 13.10.2016 € 10,95 * New
Red Runner / Glenn Astro & Session Victim Rmxs 12'' Wayne Snow Red Runner / Glenn Astro & Session Victim Rmxs Tartelet 08.07.2014 € 8,50 * New
Tong Po EP 12'' IMYRMIND Tong Po EP Tartelet 16.10.2015 € 9,95 * New
Alex Seidel EP 12'' Alex Seidel Alex Seidel EP Tartelet 15.02.2016 € 8,95 * New
 

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