A one-take recording from Kuti’s 2018 album Black Times.
Brand new London based record label Night Dreamer has recaptured the organic essence of direct to disc through a series of recordings at Artone Studio in Haarlem, Netherlands.
The philosophy of Night Dreamer is about bringing together artists of a certain calibre who thrive off live collaboration and improvisation, not scared of taking risks and who vibe in-the-moment – a sense of heightened artistry, if you will.
The label will launch officially on 4th November with a four-track EP by Afrobeat legend Seun Kuti with Fela’s original backing and features four improvised interpretations of tracks taken from Kuti’s 2018 album Black Times.
Into the New Year, Night Dreamer direct to disc releases continue aplenty with a very rare acoustic album by Brazilian singer and actor Seu Jorge accompanied by long-time friend, collaborator and guitarist Rogê, a session by UK/Indian percussionist of the moment Sarathy Korwar, recorded over 4 hours of almost complete improvisation and a session by Turkish psych outfit BaBa ZuLa. A session with US-based sax player Art Baden and his Quartet is in the midst.
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80’s Night Dreamer Sessions will be released on 4th November. You can pre-order it now here.
Full Tour dates:
01.11 Nevers | Festival Nevers à Vif (FR)
02.11 Rennes | L’Ubu (FR)
03.11 London I Village Underground (UK)
04.11 London I Village Underground (UK)
05.11 Lyon | Ninkasi Kao (FR)
06.11 Bruxelles | Botanique (BE)
07.11 Zwolle I Hedon (NL)
08.11 Rodez | Le Club (FR)
09.11 Toulouse | Metronum (FR)
13.11 Clermont Ferrand | Cooperative de Mai (FR)
17.11 Cergy | L’Observatoire (FR)
19.11 Bilbao | Kfé Antzokia (SP)
20.11 Madrid | Sala Moon (SP)
22.11 Montpellier | Zénith “Les Nuits Zébrées Radio Nova » (FR)
23.11 Milan I Base Linecheck (IT)
28.11 Bologna I Locomotiv (IT)
29.11 Rome I Monk (IT)
30.11 Sacile I Teatro Zancanaro (IT)
01.12 Trieste I Teatro Miela (IT)