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IN 5: DAWN OF MIDI

BLOG POSTED 16.03.17 – AUTHOR. DEAF INSTITUTE



IN 5: DAWN OF MIDI - Five Tracks That've Inspired Their Sound

Brooklyn's Dawn Of Midi are behind one of our favourite albums of the last five years. 'Dysnomia', is an intricate Jazz record made in just a few days with a grand piano, and upright contrabass and a drum-kit, but it sounds like like an avant-garde near-electronic beast from the distant future. We asked them to choose five songs they admire so we can get a deeper sense of what makes them tick and influences their unique sound. Turns out everything from the sunny afrobeat of Fela Kuti to the dystopian electronica of Aphex Twin's 'Come To Daddy' have merged in their melting pot.


FELA KUTI - 'UPSIDE DOWN' 




"Fela, aside from his amazing musicianship, is one of the most important figures of west-africa of the 70s and 80s and has consequently influenced the whole world."


APHEX TWIN - 'COME TO DADDY'



"Aphex is probably the most unique electronic artist out there that successfully achieves human ‘imperfection’ on machines"


MUSTAPHA BAKBOU - 'BAKBOU' 



"Maalem (Master) Mustapha Bakbou is one of the last remaining masters of the older generation of Gnawa music in Morocco."

DR. K. GYASI & HIS NOBLE KINGS - SIKYI-HIGHLIFE




J.S.BACH 



"Needless to say anything..." 

You can see Dawn Of Midi (currently supporting Radiohead on tour) at The Deaf Institute on 26th March)