Next in the series we present K / D P Keep It Deep Podcast 004 African Sciences (check his wax releases here at Juno), less formerly as Eric Porter from Oakland USA. Afrikan Sciences presents a very unique free jazz approach to his productions & this mix taking inspiration from broken beat, soul, jazz & abstract sounds which have found home on Aybee’s Deepblak label. We ran a record label feature a while back on Mathematics headed up by Jamal Moss and this would be a strong link and a slight nudge away from traditional house music that we usually concentrate on. Afrikan Sciences presents a selection which ranges from Son Of Scientist ft Heidi Vogel, Aybee, Dakini9, Damon Bell & Bembe Segue to name a few. This journey is a very hypnotic and outdoor journey, which feels very cathartic and therapeutic in many ways. Enjoy the free form explorative ideas and feelings presented by Afrikan Sciences, someone deep into his art with an expression that has a certain signature nerve to it. His new album is out in October & titled “Theta Wave Brain Sync’ on Deepblak which you can check here at Juno.
K/D: How did you get to this point?
Afrikan Sciences: Music has been a guiding force from a young age, electronics and science fiction also converged to form what is and has been a lifelong journey through sound exploration . Be it on a wider scope as in deejaying or on a more micro level dealing with creation and production, I’ve always tried to include a cultural significance in the music presented. My music making/ deejaying began in the mid to late 80s, dealing with Casio samplers, pause tapes, and belt driven turntables. Fast forward to the 90s university years I fell in with the avant guarde hip hop scene and improvisational production that didn’t quite fit any particular categories would remain my ethos up to the present.
K/D: What has and keeps inspiring your sound?
Afrikan Sciences: I find inspiration in presenting old stories in new context as well as un thought of realities and cross referencing old and new techniques in production. Sound creation is always inspiring, to be creative in life is the motivation.
K/D: The label you are apart of can you explain its roots and key artists?
Afrikan Sciences: Deepblak’s roots begin with Aybee, who launched the label over ten years ago, He comes out of the Ron Trent Prescription camp, we connected due to a lack of Black Astronauts locally and found a common bond with Artist like Blaktroniks, Damon Bell, Brother Aten, Pursuit Grooves, and Deflon, All of whom are serious about exploratory creation meets rhythm.
K/D: What message did you try and convey with the mix?
Afrikan Sciences: I wanted to give a nod to some of the artist who have inspired me as well as present alternative views to polyrhythms and layering, lately I have been playing gigs with a 3 turntable set up, I wanted to explore the environment found in triple stages of sound and rhythm.
K/D: What does the future look like for you?
Afrikan Sciences: My new album is due in October and is titled Theta Wave Brain Syncronicity. I look forward to touring and performing in support of the project and I’m in the process of setting up dates for Europe and so on.
I’ll wait for you- Bembe Segue
Heru – Damon Bell
Melanin – Julie Dexter
Ex-pensive dubbin x Never stopping on the One – Afrikan Sciences
Tory – Saturn Never Sleeps
Maybe You can Dance – Bohannon
Aimeda -Gravity’s Angel
Save D Musician – Black Truth Rhythm Band
Tom’s – Succulent Sounds
So Divine – Erik Rico
Plutonian – Dakini9
A Healthy Turnaround x Fly Off the Handle – Afrikan Sciences
Degi Degi – Don Cherry
Sour Grapes – Shokazulu
Traffic -Theo Parris ft IG Culture
Solution (Dutty Church) Son Of Scientist ft Heidi Vogel
Uni Sun- Aybee
It’s a Wonder I’m Me – Peven Everret
Banganeseba – TAL National