Geko Jones and I are making our NY stop on the Africa Latina tour this Thursday at Superfine in Dumbo. This is the unofficial after party for Celebrate Brooklyn at Brooklyn Bridge Park, featuring the Sierra Leone Refugee Allstars, OkayAfrica, DJ Underdog, and myself earlier that evening. (more…)
I made this edit while working on this mix.
The main track is an original tune by Drexciya and it’s titled “Unknown Journey I”. I’m not doing very much to it. It was recently released on the compilation album Journey of the Deep Sea Dweller I which is out now on Clone. The voice is Malian singer Aminata Diabate. She is singing a classic West African Mandinka song “Autorail”. The voice is very beautiful. I apply some effects – a lot of delay and reverb – and I felt guilty so I let it play, nearly completely w/out any fx, for about a minute at the end. It’s from a Sublime Frequencies release titled Bush Taxi Mali: Field Recordings From Mali. Our friends at Weird Magic and Okayafrica have it up on their sites too.