French producer Débruit blends West African rhythms with 80s New York in his latest full-length album 'Outside The Line.'
<p>French producer <strong>Xavier Thomas</strong> aka <strong><a href="http://www.debruit.com/" target="_blank">Débruit</a></strong> looks to explore the sonic intersection of polyrhythmic West African percussion, synthesizers and drum machines in his third full-length album <em>Outside The Line</em>. "I wanted to make some cold sounding African music, from an imaginary place where ancient West Africa cohabits with 80s New York," the producer explains on <a href="http://www.debruit.com/" target="_blank">his website</a>. The result is eleven striking tracks in a style described as 'African coldwave,' a continuation of Débruit's experiments in blending highlife and afrobeat samples with electronic sounds from his <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbQY_lI2pks" target="_blank">"Nigeria What?"</a> and <em>From The Horizon </em>days. Stream and purchase Débruit latest album <em>Outside The Line, </em>out via his new imprint <strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/ICIyouare" target="_blank">ICI</a></strong>, below. Highlights include the rapid-fire percussion of "Stand Up" and dark synth work of "Shock." For more from Débruit, revisit our <a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/stories/debruit-afrofunk-electronic/" target="_blank">interview with the producer</a> on his debut LP.</p><p><div class="preroll-video"></div><ora-player></ora-player></p><p><iframe height="150" seamless="" src="http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=3110415573/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=7137dc/transparent=true/" style="border: 0; width: 350px; height: 786px;" width="300"><a href="http://music.debruit.com/album/outside-the-line">Outside The Line by débruit</a></iframe></p>
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