Auf Togo And Becker & Mukai - Auf Togo Meets Becker & Mukai Again
Cat. no: SAS011
Release Date: 9th April 2021
AUF TOGO is Sasa Crnobrnja (In Flagranti, Mytron & Ofofo) and Clement Cachot-Coulom (The Fabulous Penetrators, 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 is Jean-Gabriel Becker (Jeanga And George, Lux Prima) and Susumu Mukai (Zongamin, Floating Points). Together they present a loose, almost improvised sound that works very well within the rigid confines of house music.
A first collaborative EP aptly named AUF TOGO MEETS BECKER & MUKAI was released on SaS Recordings in 2019 to great acclaim from media and record shops. Following the success of their first meetings, they decided to meet up again in 2020 for further sonic adventures.
This time, they invited Anita Cualega to place her lovely voice on Aeroplane, a Balearic ode to world travel and the quartet’s first foray into song. Steel drums legend Fimber Bravo (Moshi Moshi) also popped into the studio to add his magic touch to “Inside The Human Mind”, the quartet’s most psychedelic track to date.
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.
KEY MARKETING INFO:
First EP supported by Trax, Ransom Note, NTS, Pedro Winter (Ed Banger Records), Andrew Weatherall and more
UK and DE PR/Radio campaigns in motion lead by Tailored Communication and Kartel Music Group
Pressed on heavyweight 12” vinyl housed in a branded SaS Recordings disco bag and artwork hand-drawn by Susumu Mukai, inspired by the look of 90s reggae dub clashes.
Becker & Mukai’s debut album came out in April 2020 followed by a remix album with reworks by Joe Goddard, Dreems and Jas Shaw (Simian Mobile Disco)
Tracks: Aeroplane Feat. Anita Cualega / Inside The Human Mind Feat. Fimber Bravo / Tropique Du Capricorne / A New Chapter