Half-Mauritian singer-percussionist Mo Kolours returns with his second release: EP2: Banana Wine. Last year’s EP1: Drum Talking saw his blend of soul, dub and various electronic styles with the Sega music of his ancestral home celebrated far and wide.
Some records seem to come out of nowhere. Witness this debut EP by the half-Mauritian percussionist & singer Mo Kolours, which unites an array of more familiar influences with the Sega music of his island roots. These heavily rhythmic slave songs from the Indian Ocean offer a vital clue to the sound of this enchanting EP. The rhythms lead the way here, whether the straight percussive workout of Drum Talking or the crafty vocal manipulation that drives the low-slung bump of Biddies, a song that traces an imaginary line between Theo Parrish and Gonja Sufi.
Dead of Night mines the symbolism of The Beatles’ outwardly chirpy Blackbird while his own Bakiraq (like Burt, the songwriter) resembles a soul classic pieced together from fragments around the flickering light of a fire. There’s a sense of spontaneity at the heart of Mo Kolours’ music and much of the music he loves: Jimi Hendrix, Nina Simone, King Tubby and many more. Like the best records, the result is so much more than just the sum of its influences: it’s a new feeling which breathes fresh life into the past and keeps its eyes set firmly on the future.Available HereTrack List & Sound Clips: 1. Ridda Mountain 2. Twelve 3. Mini Culcha 4. Keep It Up 5. Banana Wine 6. Talking Move 7. Temi 8. Mini Culcha (Beautiful Swimmers Remix)
The two new Electric Wire Hustle EPs have been available from Conch for a few weeks now, due to technical difficulties however we haven't been able to mention them up on this blog.Â Details are below, be quick as they wont last.
EP 2 12"
The 10th release from Wonderful Noise is 4TRK EP by New Zealand Nu Soul/Hip Hop group ELECTRIC WIRE HUSTLE.
While Electric Wire Hustle were in London Town for their Deviation session last week, we caught up with them at the Red Bull Studios to record the latest instalment of our â€˜Rehearsal Roomsâ€˜ series.
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