Worldwide Premiere // Santuri – Xylophone (Alejandro Mosso Rework)
June 8, 2016
On a never-ending quest to support and exposure far off musical cultures around the world, the next On The Corner releases sees them look to Uganda. Teaming up with Santuri (an East African electronic music innovation project) and Soundthread (a creative development non-profit), they have worked alongside the Mugwisa International Xylophone Group with modern recording techniques and further re-arrangement on two remixes. The first, by Sam Jones, was Premiered last week by Stamp The Wax, and today ushers in the second by Alejandro Mosso.
A thudding kick drum at the first beat aims this one straight towards the early evening dancefloor. Working in unison with samples from the giant wooden xylophone and conversations between the musicians, serves to place the track back into its original context and is allowed to settle for a couple minutes, before what sounds like a kora or zither brings a Far-Eastern twist. With the slow-burning, steady elements of a balearic production and the beguiling hypnotism of Steve Reich’s work this is a big Worldwide favourite.
Watch this short film about the making of Santuri’s Embaire Umeme EP and pre-order from On The Corner’s Bandcamp, before its release on 8th July.
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