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Foehn Records
Ab67616d0000b27399fc10849d8d9475333196f4 Vola, Topi! Single 2020
Ab67616d0000b273296a4e694ea2ed2a3060c3f3 El Mutal (Short Edit) Single 2020
Ab67616d0000b273487d60b0442d1f8286843287 EL MUTAL Single 2020
Ab67616d0000b2739faef79d47c5646399944500 Ànima Single 2020
Ab67616d0000b273b1959b1273f577803460f58e Star Sitar Single 2020
Ab67616d0000b27389bfd726d525d7b4402ee699 Ananda Single 2020
Ab67616d0000b27378e4ab5a9860947747899cb0 Magnolia Single 2020
Ab67616d0000b273c1da60456dabe143ab77ac35 AKKAN Album 2020
Ab67616d0000b2731f17c1227541cdc115431766 Regaliu Single 2018
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Regaliu EP 2018
La Belle Records
Ab67616d0000b27345f949c5b9474dfe6979a118 KAI Single 2019
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Kai EP 2018
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Bananat EP 2018
La belle records
Ab67616d0000b273973211596a73fcf05fd045f3 Bananat Single 2018
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Barcelona electronic production duo AKKAN shares 'Magnolia' another cut taken from their upcoming debut full length album due for release via cult Barcelona imprint Foehn Records on 4th December.

Written and recorded while they were touring in Mexico, 'Magnolia' was born from the meeting of the Barcelona duo with Arnau Obiols (Hivern Discs), serving up a brilliantly organic and natural deep house track. Talking about the collaboration, the duo explains; "We had recorded some drums & keys at Mexico and we decided to ask our friend Arnau to improvise some percussion riffs on top. Surprisingly, he got back to us with this distorted kalimba, which is the main leit motiv of the track, and the vocals, which were literally recorded with an iPhone, to get this digital lo-fi sound. We loved it from the very first listen, so we decided to add an arpeggiated pattern made with the DSI Prophet and the bassline made with an Elektron Analog Four. What we got is definitely one of our favourite tracks in the album."

The new single follows up on the recently released 'ANIMA' feat. Nicola Cruz-collaborator Huaira, 'ANANDA' feat. NPR's favorited Alternative Latin artist Chancha Via Circuito and summer release, 'El Mutal' EP, which have seen support from the likes of Resident Advisor, Pop Matters, DMC World, Indie Shuffle and Kane FM, to name a few. The duo's early EPs, the DJ Mag-supported debut EP 'Bananat' and 'Kai', were released on trailblazer Parisian label La Belle Records, while 'Regaliu', their second EP - released on cult Barcelona imprint Foehn Records - already garnered the attention of some of the most respected DJs in the world, including Polo & Pan, SONNS, Ivan Smagghe, Jennifer Cardini and Ewan Pearson, the duo are known for their organic live shows, which Nialler9 included in their Best of Iceland Airwaves Festival, "no laptop in sight, one of them on controllers and the other on digital percussion - the recorded versions of their fruity, balmy electronics are brought up to a fever pitch making everyone dance". Whilst their releases have been praised in the pages of credible dance music publications including, DJ Mag, Faze, Tsugi and DMC World, while their tracks travelled the world thanks to spins on Rinse FM, Worldwide FM, RTE Pulse and Kane FM.

Born out of the collaboration between Barcelona producers BeGun and Ocellot, AKKAN came together after a shamanic and hallucinogenic journey in Southern Africa, during which the two Catalan musicians started working on what will become their signature sound; club-oriented organic electronica characterized by jungle sounds, shimmering analog synths, tribal percussions, exotic vocals, trippy melodies and folk instruments that flow in a stimulating and highly contagious array of beats.

'Magnolia' shows AKKAN's ability to create music that transcends the electronic music zeitgeist, producing 'house music without borders' that is sure to make its mark in the global electronic music scene.

Sinchi Col. (NL): “It’s cosmic, celebratory and sounds like little else out there”.
DJ Mag (UK): “Excellent Afro-fusion. Keep up the great work”.
House Nation Radio (FR): “Superb tracks, nice sounds & stuff. Full Support!”.
Mystic Vibes (US): “Mental!!”.
DeepHouseAmsterdam (NL): “Brilliantly organic and natural deep house tracks”.
Ransom Note (UK): “Time to take shelter beneath the banana tree”.
Tsugi Radio (FR): “C’est une invitation à une fête secrète dans la savane”.