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Waiting For Zion

by A08

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Life 04:22
Yamahaica 03:41
Water 03:11
Pomplemousse 05:47
Nineoneone 05:13
I Want More 04:22
Five G’s 04:02
Bubbles 05:05
Sunset 04:08


Carribean, jazz, afro, reggae the full spectrum of world music sophisticated and ingenious fused with electronica. A08 is the brainchild of the two Berliners Dirk Leyers and DJ Nomad. Formerly known as "AFRICAINE 808" – the studio/live music project with an album and various EPs on NYC’s Golf Channel Recordings and Vulcandance.

AFRICAINE 808 started as an experiment where the two succeeded in the amalgamation of rhythmic world music heritage with the zeitgeist and aesthetics of electronic dance music.
After ten successful years touring the globe as a live music project, a praised double album, 5 EPs and remix work for legends like Tony Allen, Amadou & Mariam among many others, the two decided to re-invent their sound for a new album, exploring Jazz and Caribbean music among their "classic" working genres of electronic world dance music.
For the production, A08 included an illustrious crowd of guests into the band line-up, featuring artists from Colombia, Ghana, Kenya, Trinidad and Germany.
The outcome is "Waiting for Zion", a double album that will be released on Compost Records in winter 2023.
As a live P.A. A08 are performing either as a Soundsystem with Dirk Leyers and DJ Nomad playing live and DJing, or as a live act with live percussion.


released November 17, 2023


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Compost Records Munich, Germany

>25 years
>800 catalogue releases
>8000 songs and remixes
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