Glaswegian DJ producer and musician Brian d’Souza will make his debut on Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood imprint, releasing his third album under his Auntie Flo alias.
Named after his Worldwide FM show, Radio Highlife comes inspired by d’Souza’s travels experiences, with “field recordings and studio sessions from everywhere from Cuba to Cape Town, Bali to Kampala and voices from Russia, Istanbul, Senegal and the UK expertly fused together in an ambitious and original global statement.”
Triggered by a visit to Cuba in 2014, the 14-track effort sees d’Souza work with a number of musicians with whom he encountered along his travels, with Golden Teacher’s Laurie Pitt, Andrew Ashong, Sengalese multi-instrumentalist Mame nDiack Seck Thiam and Cuabn percussionist Yissy Garcia all making appearances.
Out early October, hear ‘Cape Town Jam’, the first single from the LP below.
1. Life Is High
2. Nobody Said It Would Be Easy
3. Havana Rhythm Dance
5. Radio Souk
6. Lights In The Northern Sky
7. Western Princes
8. Inga’s Choir
9. Malawi Skit
10. Cape Town Jam
11. One Guitar
13. Magic Stones Skit
14. Mame’s Story
Radio Highlife is out October 12 on Brownswood Recordings.