About Nu Guinea
The Naples formed, Berlin-based duo Nu Guinea creates sounds that are influenced from the idea of an exotic, far distanced place. Their self-titled debut EP was released in October 2014 on the Italian label Early Sounds Recordings. By combining various music genres that are related to dance floor music in its purest sense, they create a distinct sound, palpating genre routes floating from obscure disco to world ethno music.
Nu Guinea is a project that arose out of jam sessions, melting synthesizers with instruments, containing a handmade sound that is not aiming for perfection but genuineness. It can be understood as a steadily shaping form, always open for collaborations with other musicians. After the World EP on Tartelet Records, Nu Guinea has now released the first LP, The Tony Allen Experiments, where synthesizers have melted with the original drum recordings from Tony Allen, the master drummer of afro beat.
In 2018, Nu Guinea released their new album Nuova Napoli via their own NG Records label. As much a sign of the city’s rude health when it comes to dance music, Nuova Napoli also pays homage to the city’s favourite sons Pino Daniele, Napoli Centrale, Tony Esposito, and Tullio de Piscopo, who pioneered Naples’ hybrid Afro, jazz and disco sound of the ’70s and ’80s.