Harder, better, faster, stronger... 'Owiny Techno' hurtles out of the speakers at a brisk 140bpm powered by a boisterous technoid drum riddim and bolstered by drummer Charles Owoko's rolling percussion. The unity of this mighty groove is interrupted, and augmented, by wayward, distorted bass and the overall result is pure fire for the dancefloor. No less powerful is the flip side - 'Nyiduonge Drums' - a chugging Afro house cut that, like its high octane partner here, centres upon Owoko's handiwork alongside tight, round bass arps.
Owiny Sigoma Band unleash 'Power Punch' on 8th April 2013 via Brownswood Recordings. Spinning on its London>Nairobi axis, the MOBO-nominated group continue to redefine universal, artistic and cultural exchange blending traditional Kenya nyatiti and Luo music with Western songwriting and production techniques. Power Punch, as its title suggests, is a confident, radiant, album packed with stirring, sometimes downright frisky jams. A truly original and exhilarating soundclash, Power Punch marks the next exciting chapter in the evolution of a remarkable band.