London DJ and producer Mina is back with a new project this month, the follow-up to last year’s brilliant self-released Satellite EP, and the Kabala EP for Enchufada. Now she returns to the Lisbon label on May 12 with a blazing five-tracker, Sentah.
Melding the sounds of Afrobeats, dancehall, UK funky and all kinds of syncopated floor rhythms, the EP was inspired by Mina’s travels in Ghana and welcomes a collaborator to every track, including local MCs and producers Bryte, Gafacci and Cratus. Peruvian vocalist Nané and Italian producer Lorenzo BITW also feature, resulting in a collection of tracks that merge a medley of global club sounds.
Ahead of release next week, Mina now highlights the power of dance with nine unmissable videos that span a 1989 illegal rave soundtracked by Frankie Knuckles to the Reis Fernando-choreographed dance routine for DJ Tjaey’s remix of Grizzy and M Dargg’s track, ‘Look Like You’. Speaking of the selection, Mina says in an email: “So even though I’m not amazing at it, dancing is one of the things that brings me the most joy in the world. I occasionally get lost down the YouTube hole of dance videos, so I’ve decided to pick out a few of my faves.
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