Holy Tongue / Beatrice Dillon / Lamin Fofana / LABOUR
Mbalax, a vibrant dance music genre deeply rooted in the cultures of Senegal and The Gambia, undergoes captivating reinterpretations by an array of highly talented artists. Holy Tongue, featuring Al Wootton, Susumu Mukai, and Valentina Magaletti, steer the sound into a weighty post-punk dub realm reminiscent of On-U Sound and 23 Skidoo. Beatrice Dillon electrifies the atmosphere with a sonic approach akin to Mark Fell, Gábor Lázár, and Rian Treanor. Meanwhile, Lamin Fofana weaves hypnotic, psychedelic revisions, and LABOUR intensifies the experience with dual perspectives on the same rhythmic foundation. These reinterpretations breathe new life into the rich tradition of Mbalax, showcasing its versatility and contemporary allure. Housed in a lovely gatefold sleeve, released by brilliant Honest Jon's.
Label: Honest Jon's Records
Cat No: HJP097
Format: 2 x 12" Vinyl LP Gatefold
Genre: Dub / Experimental
Release Date: 6th October 2023
A1. Holy Tongue - Dey Sey
A2. Holy Tongue - Dey Sey Dub
A3. Holy Tongue - Dey Sey Dub II
B1. Beatrice Dillon - 2020
C1. Lamin Fofana - Niary Ngorong Caprices Mix
C2. Lamin Fofana - Niary Ngorong Itinerant Mix
D1. LABOUR - Etu Keur Gui Part 1
D2. LABOUR - Etu Keur Gui Part 2
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