‘SkyWhite’ is a brand new talent from Mozambique, who at the tender age of 20 has been snapped up by Afrocentric Records for his powerful debut release ‘Zona Quente EP’. Kicking off this potent 4 tracker, ‘Zona Quente’ (meaning ‘Hot Zone’) bounces with afro rhythms and melodically hypnotic arpeggios; ‘Boogie Dance’ is a sublime slice of afrotech where tension filled menacing synths and woody rhythms combine to create a moody atmosphere. ‘Elimination+’ is a fusion of electronica and earthy tones loaded with energetic beats that chug under melancholy piano stabs and buzzing synths and ‘Bakossi Tribe’ sees ‘SkyWhite’ get creative with label mate ‘Nero Adore’, who produced ‘The Persistence of Unbutu EP’, also on ‘Afrocentric Records’. Together they’ve created a cinematic monster armed with power beats and brooding synthology with progressive undertones.
“I created the EP to mirror my feelings, ideas and visions for the world of music and how I see this thing I love called Afro House evolving and reaching a wider audience thanks to Afrocentric Records and giving the chance to share my vision.” – SkyWhite
A brand new talent to the music scene, SkyWhite’s journey into music began when he learned to play the piano at 10 years old. He was turned on to house music at just 16 after attending ‘Black Coffee’s (Ballantine’s Human Orchestra)’ performance in 2014 and promptly learned to DJ. He honed his craft playing at local parties and events, before producing a selection of his own tracks that were promptly signed by one of the hottest Afro House labels of the moment, ‘Afrocentric’.