Azmari are a Brussels-based ensemble comprised of Arthur Ancion (Drums), Basile Bourtembourg (Keyboards), Jojo Demeijer (Percussion), Niels D’haegeleer (Bass), Mattéo Badet (Saxophone) and Yohan Dumas (Saxophone). Their music is a mix of different styles: psychfunk, afrobeat, ethiojazz and dub. They announced the release of the debut EP. Ekera is out on may 24th via SDBAN Ultra.
Recorded in a rented room in Brussels in just three days, ‘Ekera’, meaning ‘the other world’, is a deep hypnotic sound that blends asymmetrical rhythms with winding improvisations, sending the listener in to a higher state of consciousness. “We love to jam, we jam a lot and our music comes from that”, says drummer and bandleader Arthur Ancion. “Dolmuş” is the first excerpt. listen below.