First Listen: Nan Kolè – ‘Out Of the Cage’ (Subpac Optimised)

As big chief of Gqom Oh!, the label championing the high octane club music of Durban in South Africa, Rome-born Nan Kolè has built a deep understanding of the city’s sounds and the local artists he works with.

In the past two years the label has put out a wealth of material and introduced us to much of the city’s fledgling club producers, from the Gqom Oh! The Sound Of Durban Vol. 1 compilation to solo releases from Dominowe and TLC Fam, with a forthcoming debut effort from Emo Kid due out later this month.

Following his release on Black Acre earlier in the year, Nan Kolè has now collaborated with Technology company SUBPAC for their online platform FEEL SUBPAC, which showcases exclusive tracks that have been optimised for the low-frequency capabilities of their wearable Physical Sound product.

Previous contributors have included Pinch, Kode9, Ikonika, Plastikman, dBridge & Skeptical to name a few, and today we are excited to premiere Kolè’s offering.

A Gqom infused track, Kolè works familiar components of the sound in a particularly unsettling manner, with bleeps, rolling percussion, and cold harmonies all bubbling beneath the surface kept under control, for now…

Out Of the Cage was created for Subpac Optimised as part of their FEEL programme.

For more info on SUBPAC, head to their website.

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