We welcome Awesome Tapes back for a well overdue return at Village Underground. Brian Shimkovitz was on a Fulbright scholarship in Ghana when he got hooked on the cassette culture of the region. Street vendors hawked West African recordings in myriad genres, from highlife to African disco, old left-field soul to curious local pop. Shimkovitz started a blog, Awesome Tapes from Africa, and a record label to share his passion for this music, much of which is unheard outside of West Africa.
Charismatic and energy-filled as a DJ, gifted as a producer, and driven as an educator, Cape Town born Esa Williams, has sculpted his own unique and expansive musical identity. As an ambassador for the South African music scene within the crowded landscape of European nightlife, he draws upon his cultural roots, his global travels, and the people he meets, to embody a sound without limitations.
The Busy Twist completes this lineup with his killer party selections from St Lucia to Jamaica to Ghana to Colombia - Ollie has travelled the globe to create his dance floor killing productions.