Multi Culti’s lucid-lifestyle dreamer Peter Power takes us on a free-wheeling trip to the motherland on AFRO DAMBA.
The Irish-born Voodoohop resident has returned from the jungles of Bahia with a fresh ep of primal party tracks sampling voices and rhythms from across Africa and it’s neighbouring islands, producing what is easily his most club-oriented work to date.
Whereas his tracks for Voodoohop were spiritual flute-heart-openers, these are neo-pagan mating-ritual floor-fillers.
The rhythm is set to tribal chug, with rollicking percussion, reverb-soaked vocals, and all the fun jangly bells & bits you expect to be hanging off such a well-traveled producer.
If that weren’t enough, we enlisted Romanian-dance-duo Khidja to rework Adama Waro
Resident mix-lord Dreems also weighs in with a subtle remix of Dansakoni, gently upping the tempo and tweaking the knobs in selfless service of the original groove.
‘Dansakoni’ samples Guinea’s Famadou Konat
‘Mori Baka’ samples a song of the Baka people, traditionally sung to help children fall asleep
‘Mori’ comes from Moribyassa; a traditional malinke rhythm of West Africa
‘Adama Waro’ features a vocal sample from Danyel Waro from Reunion Island
Djembe percussion on ‘Dansakoni’ and ‘Adama Waro’ by Adama Dram
The word Damba originated from a Dagbani word “Dam-manga” or “Dam-maa amanga.” These two words are of the same meaning, that is to either shake oneself or to initiate a dance movement.
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