This episode we're joined by Olugbenga Adelekan who is asking you to reimagine Iwe Kiko, a traditional Yoruba song about agriculture and remembering tradition in an increasingly urbanised world.
Olugbenga is a Brighton based DJ, producer and musician, perhaps best known as the bassist in Metronomy and a one half of 'sleek, sci-fi influenced pop' duo Eku Fantasy. He's worked with the likes of Damon Albarn, Paloma Faith and La Roux as well as remixing tracks for Laura Marling, Janelle Monae, Mew, Alt-J, Depeche Mode and the Scissor Sisters as well as co-producing a track on Solange’s A Seat At The Table.
His childhood was split between Nigeria and the Netherlands, before moving to the UK where he finished school in South London and then studied at King's College, Cambridge. We were interested to hear about Olugbenga’s approaches to music production, and also how growing up in different cultures informs his attitudes towards tradition and traditional music.
Check out Eku Fantasy’s music here.
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Charts: example score, chords & lyrics (.pdf) Playlist: YouTube playlist of existing versions of Iwe Kiko.
Find a quick guide on how to submit here.
Olugbenga will be back to listen to your takes in the second part of this episode released on Monday 23 August. If you’d like to be included in the podcast then try and get your version to us by Monday 16th August to get your versions included in the podcast. Drop us a message if you have any questions.
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If you’re interested in getting deeper into the conversation, come and join our group on Facebook. There’s been some amazing chats over the last month with people sharing demos, feedback and ideas.
/// MUSIC CREDITS ///
6:28 - Living On The Outside - Eku Fantasy 11:30 - Reset - Three Trapped Tigers [Olugbenga Edit] 14:37 - Divine - Laura Marlin [Olugbenga Remix] 22:25 - Iwe Kiko - Ayomide Dosumu 30:35 - Iwe Kiko - Stephen Ayodotun 35:55 - Ise Agbe - Deepest [ft. Kdsky] 42:16 - Iwe Kiko - Jumbo Aniebiet 46:43 - Iwe Kiko - ITCellos
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