Barcelona electronic production duo AKKAN unveil ‘ANIMA’ feat. Nicola Cruz–collaborator Huaira, the first single taken from their upcoming debut full length album due for release via cult Barcelona imprint Foehn Records on 30th October. The new single follows up on the recently released ‘El Mutal’ EP, which has seen support from the likes of DMC World, Indie Shuffle and Kane FM, to name a few.
Recorded during a road trip to Iceland, “in a very strange place in the north of the island, during a road trip with some friends after playing at Icelandic Airwaves”, explains the band. “We were literally running out of fuel and there was no place to refill, it was getting dark and it didn’t seem like a good idea to sleep in the car at -10ºC, so we decided to spend the night in an odd guest house that we found by chance in the middle of nowhere. We took the equipment from the car and had a session next to the fire. That moment was so special and the result was also very cool, these two melodies were recorded with the Access Virus and the DSI Prophet but we had no tempo reference and that’s why the sound is so liquid”.
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.
Have a listen to the single below, and let us know what you think: