Multi-faceted producer/spoken word artist/MC, Alexandre Francisco Diaphra is a rising talent who will be heard throughout the world. From Guinea-Bissau and now based in Lisbon, AF Diaphra will release his Diaphra’s Blackbook Of The Beats album on July 6th via Mental Groove Records. His productions are an experimental mix of his influences and upbringing, rooted in improvisation – ancestral influences with experimental jazz, psych, mixed with hip hop and his love for non-quantized beats. Also, an award-winning spoken word poet, Diaphra’s Blackbook Of The Beats was rooted in the idea of building instrumentals in an outside environment, catching inspiration from his surroundings and sketching them out with his backpack, a bag of vinyl, a portable turntable and his trusty sampler.
Today, enjoy the first preview from Diaphra’s Blackbook Of The Beats for the instrumental song “Todo O Fado É Vadio” accompanied by a video of the same song (below) which highlights the overall process he used when making the entire album.
Alexandre Francisco Diaphra’s Diaphra’s Blackbook Of The Beats comes out July 6th via Mental Grove Records / BAZZERK (Pre-order).