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Amazigh EP by PRACE

Supported by Quinton Scott (Strut Records), Simbad, Azu Tiwaline, Trax Magazine, Couvre x Chefs, Torture The Artist, Flore, Rinse France, Ashley Beedle, FYI Chris, Club Djembe & many more!

For the avid followers of the ever thriving Dutch music scene, Joram Kroon’s Prace project is no secret. Having released a couple EPs on Amsterdam-based record label INI Movement (K15, Umoja, LYMA), his sound moved from soulful, L.A-indebted beatmaking to a raw, unapologetic mixture of club music styles, including dancehall, dubstep and afro-house.

Although Prace’s new EP « Amazigh » is clearly indebted to Moroccan gnawa, this project has roots in a trip to Iraq Kroon took on 2017 as an attempt to build a cultural exchange project between Iraq and his native city of Utrecht, Netherlands. This trip led him to perform with Iraqi musician Sattar Al Saadi at Atlas Electronic festival in Morroco in 2017. While in Morocco, Kroon’s fascination for gnawa music began.

Mystified by its rhythm complexities and in awe of its spiritual dimension, gnawa music soon materialized like a deep source of artistic inspiration for Prace. He began experimenting with sounds, trying to summon the states of trance and the… more
released January 22, 2021

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