We are going to go ahead and say this might be my favourite surprise of the year. Hagan has been someone we have been checking out over the past few months. His music straddles the line between Afro-House and House. A blend of Uk and Africa, it’s with this EP that he hits our sweet spot. Although predominately house, this Ep could slot alongside a lot of SA house, thinking of Black Motion in particular. It’s the added touches that make this special. The title track has a wavering note that is reminiscent of Ghana’s Azonto, then goes ahead and lets the drums ride out.
One of the tags of the EP is Uk Funky and whilst a lot of people want Afrohouse to be the one to take the place of the much loved genre this is an example of that being the case. Take The track the Music (the vocal sample ain’t for us) but the main rhythmic drums are similar to Crazy Cousins Inflation.
Hagan alongside another one of our faves Major Notes are bringing a UK dance flavour to Afrohouse which in our opinion is needed. Crowds here either want one or the other (Afrohouse sets or club sets), why not blend the two to create something unique.