Lamin Fofana is an electronic music producer, DJ, and artist. Lamin grew up in Sierra Leone and Guinea before moving to the United States in 1997 when he was a teenager. He moved to Berlin, Germany in 2016. 
With a repertoire consisting of instrumental electronic, experimental, ambient and techno music, Lamin explores themes of displacement, identity and immigration, drawing inspiration from his own life and the migrant experience at large. Lamin spent most of his early childhood in Freetown, Sierra Leone until the civil war of the 1990s forced his family to flee to Guinea. When he was just a teenager, his family relocated once more to the United States where he split his time between the cities of Harlem, New York and Alexandria, Virginia. This move to the west and its inherent unfamiliarities shaped Lamin’s understanding of the world at an impressionable age, pushing him to explore more experimental forms of artistic expression to give voice to his experiences and those of people like him. The artist’s eclectic music is also greatly influenced by the diverse musical styles he was exposed to as he moved from one location to the next.
He began producing music at the age of 16 years and progressed to DJing a few years later. His debut EP, What Elijah Said, was released in 2010, while his music label, Sci-fi & Fantasy, was founded in 2012. Sci-fi & Fantasy is best known for representing artists like Lotic and Max McFerren in their early days. Lamin himself has released a series of albums and has exhibited artistic installations featuring original compositions at various events including the 57th Venice Biennale, Italy (2017).Black Metamorphosis (2019) is his latest release and is the first of a trilogy of albums.
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