As the band’s fourth fourth studio release and first in four years, Nyash UP! finds Chicago Afrobeat Project taking a unique approach to the genre. Each song on the track is either a mash-up or an openly reinterpreted cover.
Radiohead and Fugazi are mashed with Fela Kuti, while songs from Talking Heads, Ceu, System of a Down, Led Zeppelin, 808 State, Marvin Gaye, and the Vandermark 5 are completely rebuilt by the band from the ground up.
The band is touring this spring and summer in support of the effort.