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Interview with the exhilarating afro house band, Bantwanas

Image by: Kent Anderson

With a successful EP release Gus & Lib late last year, mellow house band Bantwanas are back with their latest single ‘In Silence’ via their imprint Bantwanas Kollektiv. The single picked up the attention of renowned tech-house producer Tim Engelhardt, who released his spin on the releases. ‘In Silence’ will feature on the groups’ upcoming EP release, also entitled In Silence

We chatted with the rising electronic band Bantwanas in this exclusive.

For anyone that hasn’t heard it yet, how would you describe your sound?

Our sound is a fusion of authentic eclectic sounds. We are the fine balance between afro & organic house music. 

At what point in your life did you have that moment where you said to yourself “This is it. This is the type of music I want to create?”

When we saw our music translating on the dance floor. We used to play these songs in the studio so we found it cool to have people responding to our music.

What piece of gear could you never live without?

The piano.

Studio work and music creation or performing and interacting with a live audience, what do you prefer?

Studio work & performing are right on the top of the list.

What’s the weirdest or most amazing reaction you’ve had to your music?

A supporter was in tears on the dance floor. Later came up to us and told us our music saved their life.

Favourite BPM?

122.

All-time favourite album?

Dennis Ferrer – The World As I See It

What have you got in the pipeline for the near future?

Releases on two major labels. Still top secret for now.

Follow Bantwanas:

Facebook / Instagram / Soundcloud

Follow Bantwanas Kollektiv:

Beatport / Traxsource

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