We kick off a wintery 2014 with some much needed musical heat in the form of a dance floor ready afro mix from Berlin based Dj, Urban Artist, Promoter and Producer, Nomad Uno. Drawing heavily from the past to create something fresh can be heard both in many of Nomad's solo mixes and also in his productions with Dirk Leyers under Africaine 808. Thankfully we get more of the same in this recent mix where he touches on some unknown Cuban, Latin, Funk, Jazz and disco afro sounds while also throwing in a few modern reworks on some recent African dance floor discoveries.
Many thanks to Nomad for putting this together for us, hope you enjoy as much as we did! :)
A bit more about Nomad...
If you ask Nomad what his profession or mission in life is, he answers : "Freedom". Nomad is the blueprint of the contemporary Urban Artist. Educated and inspired by the Skateboarding, Hardcore Punk, Graffity, HipHop and Rave Countercultures of the 80's, his visiual imprint on the early Berlin Streetartscene was immense. His Thousands of freestyle Roadside trash paintings and markerdrawings on Berlins streets, earned him countless admirers and collectors and made his art visible all over the world - from Blogs and books to the homes of Hollywood Stars. His style - created by his lifestyle as a a vagabond- is always evolving and incorporates "the necessary" - as he proclaims to use whatever style or material is available to maximize the focus on the pleasure of the creation. This can be a Renaissance inspired canvass in his studio, a markerscribble on a doorway or trashcan, a grafittybombing on the wall of a huge dam or a sculpture made out of some tumbleweeds in the desert. If Basquiat and Haring had had a Bastard Child, Nomad would be on his Facebooks friendslist. Nomad's works magically reminds us that art does not need boundaries, nor does the artist. It's a simple celebration of freedom, life and it's vanity. It's a healthy breath of fresh air in a world that is tied up with circumstances and definitions. If you don't like his art, you still gonna love his music. NOMAD was a successful DJ , Musician, Soundengineer and Partyorganizer long before he became recognized as a visual Artist. He's the founder and heart of VULKANDANCE collective and Recordlabel (www.Vulkandance.com) which hosts monthly parties with some of the worlds Hottest DJ's. The unique mix of vintage Disco, Afro and Modern Soul Grooves has earned VULKANDANCE events worldwide recognition. As Africaine 808 (with Dirk Leyers) Current releases include tracks and remixes for labels like W.T. recordings, DFA , Beats in Space and Golfchannel . If he's not busy with his creative work,
NOMAD works as a Judge or Scholar for international Design Projects. Private Collections: Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher, Shepard Fairy, Selma Hayek, a.o. selected shows: " Artis Inferi " (Soloshow) - RATH Gallery, Berlin, 2013 " GROUNDBREAKERS " ArtforBreakfast Showroom ,Paris,2012 "C.O.C.A. PROJECT " Urban Art / Landart project + Tutoring , Colombo Sri Lanka, 2011 " CREATION 3.5 : Nomad vs. Varna" (Soloshow) Graffit Gallery Varna , Bulgaria, 2011 "The Art of losing it - Diary of a (no)madman " (Soloshow) Forest Bird Gallery , Honkong, China, 2010 20th Anniversary of Modart Magazine (Groupshow) Thinkspace Gallery, Los Angeles, 2009 »Self-Portraits« (Groupshow)Circleculture Gallery, Berlin, 2009 »The Art of Losing It Part III - The Found Issue« (Einzelausstellung)Found Gallery, Los Angeles, 2008 »Berliner Strasse« (Groupshow) , Berlin, 2008 »Urban Affairs« (Street Art Festival) Berlin, 2008 »Disco Damokles« (Installation)CHB, Berlin, 2008 " The Art of losing it , again " (Soloshow) , Biokip Gallery Milan 2006 " Backjumps - The Japan Issue (indoor /outdoor Groupshow) , Yoyogipark/Shibuya gallery, Tokyo , Japan 2005 " The Art of losing it " ( Soloshow) , Compact Space project room, Berlin 2004 " Backjumps - the live issue" (Groupshow w/ Banksy , Swoon, Faile, Obey a.o.) , Berlin 2003