Nazar announces debut EP Enclave, out this November on Hyperdub

Nazar announces debut EP Enclave, out this November on Hyperdub

Angolan producer Nazar, whose track “Konvoy” was recently featured on the sprawling Fabriclive 100 mix compiled by Kode 9 and Burial, has announced the release date of his debut EP for Kode 9’s own Hyperdub. Enclave is coming out digitally on November 18 (with vinyl to follow), and its title track is available now to stream.

Enclave’s “weaponized” sound, which reimagines the Angolan upbeat dance genre kuduro through the lens of cold and noisy, violent electronica (Nazar calls it “rough kuduro”), is inextricably linked to the EP’s origin story and Nazar’s very own background. After moving back to his motherland from Belgium, where the producer was raised, he embarked on a quest to get to know his origins and “express [his] frustrations with what [he] seeing on a daily basis” through music. On Enclave, he attempts to come to terms with Angola’s bloody 27-year civil war, its politically repressive aftermath, and the “hope, resilience and pride” that have been present with the Angolan people throughout it all.

Pre-order the EP here. Also, if you happen to be attending Unsound Festival in Krakow, Poland right now, check out Nazar’s performance at Hotel Forum tonight. Below, you can listen to “Enclave” and watch preview videos for the EP (made by Jase Coop):

Enclave EP tracklisting:

01. South Border
02. Ceasefire
03. Konvoy
04. Airstrike feat. Shannen S P
05. Warning Shots
06. Enclave

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