BUMAKO RECORDINGS ARTISTS AND COLLABORATORS
- Jenifa Mayanja-Ugandan born Jenifa Mayanja and the first lady of deep house is the owner of Bumako Recordings. The label which was launched in 2007 continues to create a strong impression in the deep house community with its unique organic take on house music.. Jenifa has released not only on her Bumako Recordings label but on Underground Quality, Ethereal Sounds, Abstract Theory, Soul People music, Street Knowledge, Big Bait.. She has also been a dj for more than 16 years playing recently in Europe and Stateside in clubs like Fabric, Panorama Bar and Output.. You can listen to music from Jenifa at http://www.bumakorecordings facebook.com/jenifamayanjaofficialpage..Also check her dj mixes on www.mixcloud.com/jenifamayanja
Denis Clifford is a producer and musician based in Cork, Ireland.
Steeped in Ireland’s rich traditional music heritage, playing fiddle and drums, Denis has played with artists across a wide range of musical styles – from songwriters to orchestras. But his long love affair with house and jazz has led Denis eventually into electronic music. His productions bear the hallmark of these diverse influences and stretch from minimal and ambient to deep and jazz-influenced house.
In July 2011 Denis was selected by American composer Steve Reich as winner of the Reich Remixed competition, held as part of a Reich Festival in Ireland. His rework of Reich’s Drumming has led to remix opportunities and radio play for his original tracks on national and syndicated stations around Europe and Worldwide.
Denis describes visual images and live jams as central to his sound and these live sessions and visual influences are the source of many ideas.
Denis’ first release on the Bumako label is “Easter Island”. As well as the jazz-influenced original, the release features the producers own rework which takes a deeper house approach.
His debut album “Miracles of Matter” will drop on Bumako very soon.
- Alison Marks/Helen Copnall future releases and live performances coming soon-> The hand of fate introduced Alison and Helen in 1993 when they were given rooms next door to each other at Manchester University. A deep and lasting friendship evolved over many a late night/early morning. They journeyed through some of dance music’s iconic clubs together; The Hacienda, Hard Times, Paradise Factory, Plastic People, free parties and early raves were key influences. The record shops, from Piccadilly Records, Fat Cat and Eastern Bloc in Manchester, to IQ records, Pyramid Transmissions, Vinyl Junkies, Plastic Fantastic, Sounds of the Universe and Swag in London were gateways to all that the electronic music movement and culture had to offer. Travelling far to the routes of techno, electro and house Alison and Helen’s influences are deep and broad, from the early Detroit and Chicago Masters; to New Yorican, Philadelphian, British, French, South African, German productions and everything outside and in-between.
> It was Helen’s idea that they should buy some gear and start making music, an atari first, followed by a mac, JP8000, Emu E6400 and MPC were gradually acquired. Alison quickly became lost in the production, beats, textures and vocals and Helen dedicated hours to jamming, modelling sounds and twisting knobs. They spent years messing about but never managed to master the art of finishing things or the confidence and organisational skills to send anything to anyone. Life also intervened and their collaborations ebbed away at various points, only to keep reconnecting like iron fillings to a magnet. Now both working mothers its harder than ever to get anything done but the drive remains strong and confidence grows. Perhaps it is time to finish something finally? No hurry though, it’s the doing that creates the meaning, the rest is irrelevant really, creation for creations sake, an essential survival technique to navigate this world, kind of like breathing really..
- Anastasia Samara-Born and raised in Greece, not a typical environment for House and black music. Somehow, things found their way and music found me. A serious passion for the dance floor and a feeling for togetherness have kept this music alive in my heart. Over the years of listening, a need for writing lyrics was developed. I truly believe that lyrics have their place in the underground dance music and my vision is to encourage happiness and beauty through them. Jenifa gave me that chance to convey what i feel to say. I hope it will reach people’s heart, after all, this is what it is all about… Anastasia’s voice and words are to be featured on an upcoming release on Bumako Recordings
- Marco Nega- Marco Nega the quiet but powerful voice on his work for Bumako Recordings have done remix on the “sound dig series” Vol. 2 and recently featured in a release with Jenifa Mayanja on Bu-M 021 “Undersoul” EP
- Isoul8 aka Volcov-Enrico Crivellaro best known for his deep musical label Neroli with releases from Theo Parrish, Trindian Deep and many others.. He also was a remixer on “Sound Dig Series Vol.2″ with his wonderful take on “Easy Groove”
- Roberto Bosco-future collaborator
- Anton Zap-The deepest man in Russia and the wonderful left field label Ethereal Sounds..Anton also did one of the best remixes on the “Woman walking in the shadows-remix album”Bu-Mako 018
- Andrew Duke Cognition-Future Remixer
- DJ Jus-Ed-The don of the Underground Quality label recent remix on Bu-Mako 017 “woman walking in the shadow” 12″
- Jane Fitz-future artist
- Matt Pond-Future Remixer
- Kai Alce- The man from Atlanta and owner of NDATL, yes he has worked with us with his catchy remix for “Woman walking in the shadows” 12″ on Bu-Mako 017