“The video was made by a French artist named Maxime Hacquard, I saw his work through Instagram and reached out to him to make my video, so the creation of the video was basically done online, I never met him before. I just gave him my ideas, and we work like that. ‘The Healer’ [track] was inspired by one of my favorite Techno DJ/Producer Jeff Mills from Detroit. I have been following his work for a while now. While working on my EP I wanted to make a sound that is very futuristic and somewhat different from the rest of the tracks and I think ‘The Healer’ is a perfect example of that.” – Eli Fola
Nigerian born and bred DJ, producer, vocalist, and saxophonist Eli Fola has forged an incredible mix of experimental Jazz, AfroBeat, Electronic and Deep House during his now seven year stint as a Brooklynite. The unique sound he calls ‘Tech Afrique,’ which is also the same name of his newly launched label, serves as the foundation for Eli’s debut EP The Platform (out now on Spotify and iTunes).
“The Healer” is the fourth track on the project, but the third of what is to be a seven part video series of each song from The Platform. The Healer is a self-produced by which draws inspiration from Techno legend Jeff Mills in the creative process of this track.
The title of The Platform EP was partly inspired by Eli’s live performance series on NYC subway platforms he termed “Live From The Underground.” The project also represents Eli’s affinity for fashion, design, and events, and promoting all three through music.
Fola hosts a monthly visual arts and music event called The Communion in Brooklyn.