Bantwanas, which means children of Africa, is a collective of producers, songwriters and musicians collaborating to bring quality African house music to the world. Banwanas is a way of sharing African culture and music with the world, opening a channel that provides a global voice that invites the audience to connect with African culture through our music, while manipulating authentic African instrumentation.
His latest release, the Ixesha EP, arrives via All Day I Dream, with the title track receiving a remix from label founder Lee Burridge and Lost Desert mainstay.
Bantwanas create music that works in all settings and transcends genres. His openness to a wide range of sounds is what has made him a beloved favourite, but also someone who operates in his own parallel musical world. Bantwanas leaves nothing behind and confirms the mission that electronic music has always had: to play with the present and move towards the unknown, beyond entertainment.
As experimental as it is intense and addictive, it takes possession of oneself, while progressively transporting us, as few producers with any degree of fluency are willing to do. We don’t know what the future holds, but we do know that this record is testimony to a turbulent and uncertain present, which will remain in our memory forever. For records like this, we can continue fighting for a better future.
Written by: Alejandro Serrano