Santuri Rough Cuts is a playlist we’ve started for producers to share what's cooking on their hard drives and in their DAWs. We ask music makers to give us their works-in-progress to highlight sketches, ideas and new directions. Check out our Soundcloud to hear tracks that might never be finished by the artist, exclusive, weird cuts that perhaps don’t fit on their next release, or just wonky, deep loops that haven’t been arranged yet. Take a listen and tell us what you think!
The first Rough Cut we have the pleasure of sharing is a wild one: an unfinished but very high energy take on Tanzanian Singeli by the Kenya-based homie, Budalagi. We wanted to start with this one because it embodies everything this series is about - fun, fearless experimentation and appreciation for homegrown music styles of the East African region. Stay tuned for more Rough Cuts and a big shout out to Budalagi. He's super skilled, super chill, and we love his playful acid / house / tech explorations. You can get all his links here including his official releases (Hizi Ngoma Hazina Lyrics, Kulonkóì) and his social media.