Taxi Waves is a brand new documentary by Crudo Volta that captures contemporary youth and music cultures across three different African cities: Lagos, Maputo and Addis Abeba. It comes after the Italian visual collective’s two previous documentaries Woza Taxi and Yenki, which spotlighted the gqom movement of Durban and the afrobass scene in Accra.
They’ve also teamed with Art Director Mike Calandra Achode & Gqom Oh! head honcho and DJ Nan Kolè to present a new independent record label, Python Syndicate. The platform aims to nurture and showcase African contemporary underground scenes, and their first release, TAXI SAMPLER 01: rhythms & vibes from the spirit of young africa, sees them call upon producers like Hagan, TLC Fam, Ethiopian Records, Forgotten Souls and Citizen Boy, each of whom have been involved in the Taxi documentaries of the last 3 years.
Ahead of Python Syndicate’s Rinse FM residency debut tonight and the 2LP box compilation’s release on June 27, watch an extract from Taxi Waves below, where Moz Afro Gang of Mozambique discuss their love for afro house and the dancing methods unique to the country.
Taxi Sampler 01 – Rhythms & Vibes from the Spirit of Young Africa is out June 27th.
Buy it here.