Whoever followed agajon’s work in the last few years – those being lovers of music as an art form – know that the German-Afghan producer artist is proof for music that resists the global trend of mass (re)-producing mainstream sounds with little care for the craft itself. As the 20-year old learned that great art takes time, it only comes naturally that agajon’s debut album follows in 2022 over three years after his first solo-project: The “7 days EP” – released via Kabul Fire Records under the mentorship of founder and fellow Hamburg based producer artist Farhot – already displayed agajon’s particular talent and exceptional taste for a variety of sounds that range from global hiphop traditions, to neo-soul to urban jazz.

 Ever since agajons’s versatility has been repeatedly confirmed through German (Shindy, Cro, Layla), European (Jarreau Vandal, Leonie Barbot) and international (Giggs – UK / Lou Phelps – CA) productions, placements and collaborations while he tirelessly worked on his own sound – now finally ready to be heard on a full-length album. “nag champa” features long term artist friends like neo-soul singer Ninja Kidsoul or urban artist Layla as well as the British Jay Prince. Even though the sonic outlook of each track varies from trap bangers to intimate rnb ballades or bossa nova based instrumentals and rather classic hiphop beats with an agajon particular bounce to it – the album still manages to sound like a conceptual body of work that offers visionary takes in popular genres while intelligently honoring the underlying traditions.