VA – Highlife World Series (Uganda) [HGHLFWS003]

Esa returns with the final instalment for this Highlife World Series which included previous releases Cuba and Kenya. Having been invited to attend the East Africa music conference DoaDoa in Jinja, Uganda back in 2014 and again in 2015, Esa shares the sounds of a new breed of talent and ideas emerging from East Africa and beyond, showcases music not only from Uganda but artist from Burundi, Rwanda, Kenya and South Africa who all attended the conference.

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VA – Highlife World Series (Uganda) [HGHLFWS003]

VA – Highlife World Series (Kenya) [HGHLFWS002]

Next up in the Highlife World Series, we take a trip to Kenya where our man Esa plays the role of producer for the first time; with super talented local musicians – Sarabi and Makadem (aka the Fela of Kenya). Instantly timeless on both sides, see for yourself..

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VA – Highlife World Series (Kenya) [HGHLFWS002]

Esa – Serenity in a Forbidden Place EP [BUREK006]

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Drummer, producer and DJ, Esa Williams aka Mervin Granger has been a resident at Glasgow’s Sub Club for over half a decade, as well as releasing as Mervin Granger and Esa. Esa’s 12” on Burek spans the emotions upon returning to his native South Africa and the trials of becoming acquainted with his new home of Glasgow. Alongside Esa’s original cuts we also have a superb remix from Edinburgh’s Fudge Fingas. The remix encapsulates both of the original tracks and adds FF’s own distinctive slant to them to finish an EP that we are most proud to present.

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Esa – Serenity in a Forbidden Place EP [BUREK006]