Following their spectacular performance at the MUTEK Festival, Montreal duo ZANDOLI II shares a quality mixtape played with four hands, CLASSICAL ZANDOLI.
The multidisciplinary artists are no strangers to music. The duo, composed of producers Tonton Osman and G L O W Z I, cover a myriad of creative fields, exploring music, producing, multi-visual sensory practices, fashion, art, and design.
ZANDOLI II pulls from their African-Caribbean aural memories to explore the alternative sub-genres of Afrofuturistic sounds: Afro-Caribbean, amapiano, and Afro-house (South African House & Tribal). The Montréal-based duo elevates their eclectic Haitian and West African sonorities by infusing multisensory, vibrant visuals, as well as live instrumentalists that converge, forming a funk-imbued and genre-bending experience. Their live production reflects ZANDOLI II’s interest in tracking the inter-generational flow, exploring how past & future sonic environments connect to their ancestral movements, from the African and Caribbean territories to Western cultural spaces. They dive deep into experiential rhythmic journeys, examining the human body’s ability to physically translate aural and sensorial memories of ancestral landscapes, and also how the past permutes and transforms through their contemporary sounds.
In July 2020 they released their first EP, III supported by Music is My Sanctuary & Soulection. Having premiered their world debut show at MUTEK in September, ZANDOLI II are currently working towards recording their first full-length LP, due to be released in 2021.
“CLASSICAL ZANDOLI” is a journey through sounds & frequencies inspired by their latest project.
1. Cumulus Frisbee – Displacer Eraser
2. DJ Maphorisa, Kabza De Small – Nguwe ft. Adrienne Foo
3. KAYTRANADA – The Recipe (ft. Rema & AlunaGeorge)
4. DJ Kwamzy – Get On Up (feat. Ginius)
5. Dino D’Santiago – Sofia (Branko Club Edit)
6. Mcgee Keys – Burna Boy “Ye” (Yanos Remix)
7. Inexplicablygwed (unreleased mash-up)
8. ZANDOLI II – badouay. (alternate version)
9. Boddhi Satva & James Germain – An Nou Ale (Studio Bros Main Mix)
10. Rosario -Roots of Luanda (Main Mix)
11. ZANDOLI II – than us.
12. Peter Abdul – Don’t You Know