Some time in 2018, the mighty AUF TOGO met with the fierce BECKER & MUKAI in the Sounds And Sons Studios in Shoreditch for a couple of long recording sessions, where they brought together drum machines and guitars, percussions and synthesisers and their combined influences and creativity.
AUF TOGO is the combination of Sasa Crnobrnja from In Flagranti (Kitsune, Phantasy, Gomma and many more...) and Mytron & Ofofo (Multi-Culti, les Yeux Oranges...) and Clement Cachot- Coulom from The Fabulous Penetrators and Big Girls). Their combined sound is one of vintage recording equipment and instruments, coupled with the tweaks and blends from the modern studio. BECKER & MUKAI are Jean-Gabriel Becker (Jeanga And George, Lux Prima...) and Susumu Mukai (Zongamin, Floating Points and many more...) and together present a loose, almost improvised sound that works very well within the rigid confines of house music.
These two outfits getting together in the studio was a match made in heaven, so one long improvised take gave way to another, each protagonist picking up a different instrument each time, recording hooks and beats and dub effects, and ultimately they joined their production skills to create these four gems.
Mixing influences that run from balearic beat to the late 80’s Manchester sound, from psychedelic rock and space disco, this record is singular piece of rugged mid tempo electronic music that works both on a dance floor in Berlin, at sunset in Ibiza or in a living room in London.
The artwork was artfully hand-drawn by Susumu Mukai and is inspired by the look of 90s reggae dub clashes.