Releases

Faizal Mostrixx • Transitions

Release Date: 20/05/2022
Format: DL
Cat-No: GBDL 135

01. Kikube (Beat It) ft Giovanni Kiyingi (3:34)
02. Omwezi (Moon Shine) (3:25)
03. Creator (3:23)
04. Kalinde (Don’t Rush) ft Giovanni Kiyingi (3:30)
05. Kamungolo ft Giovanni Kiyingi (3:58)
06. Transitions (5:06)

Faizal Mostrixx

“Faizal Mostrixx seeks to preserve and evolve African cultural heritage. Focused on giving traditional organic rhythms an electronic touch, but without fitting them into a typical “dance music” blueprint, he has fostered his own unique strand of Ugandan dance music, using processed sounds and traditional instrumentation.”
— Stamp the Wax

“(Gives) Ugandan traditional instruments and organic rhythms a poetic electronic instrumentalism. The motivation behind his work is to preserve and develop African music – combining the timeless rhythms and melodies of his home nation with modern beats.”
— Louder Than War

Faizal Mostrixx is an afrofuturist Ugandan griot. An avant-garde music producer, who creates powerful and poetic narratives through multi-sensory disciplines (beats, video, dancing and choreography). Advancing bold tales of contemporary Africa through a counterculture prism, Mostrixx is one of electronica’s hottest up and coming ambassadors for a continent on the move.

Mostrixx’s newest release, and his first for Glitterbeat Records, is a 6-song EP entitled “Transitions” (a full album will follow in spring 2023). The EP creates a seamless bond of traditional music and chants with electronic textures. It is a fluid (and at times edgy) afrofuturist sway of regional beats and moods, and ultimately a reflection on how beauty arises when differences are respected and appreciated – and how by doing so, fresh futures emerge.
The EP features Ugandan traditional folk singer and multi -instrumentalist Giovanni Kiyingi as well as a deep tapestry of ear catching samples and innovative programming. Faizal cites Black Coffee, Daft Punk, Timbaland, Diplo, CloZee, Wizkid, and Boddhi Sativaas as his production heroes and told Stamp the Wax this about his creative process:

“My journey into producing is a search to find own identity. As a versatile dancer I have always experimented and explored musicality with various genres for choreography, dance workshops and audio-visual. So when I first discovered production I saw an opportunity to showcase and share yet another African story… Creation is very rewarding for me and that makes me not wanna hold back on those afrofuturist beats.”