DJ Khalab


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Record Label
On The Corner

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OnTheCorner creep closer to their milestone 10th release with DJ Khalab here providing some futuristic new world amalgamations for the label.

"Zaire" is the beginning of a new narrative for the artist. In this first chapter Khalab creates urgent compositions with layers of sound from the past, present and future. "Zaire" is underpinned by an intensely pounding heart of other-worldly percussion. The collaged loops frenetically jab in syncopation breaking off when the inherent swing casts its discrete groove to summon the dance. Unrelenting waves of synthlines, basslines and rhythm find harmony amongst the melodic chants and distortion. Already making Gilles Peterson’s ‘All Winners’ list on BBC 6 Music. The two remixes offer magnified oppositions to the friction that Khalab seamlessly stitches into his tapestries of sound. The bass frequencies that Medlar bounces across his electro dirge, taking day into night, contrasts with the harmony and light of Will LV’s journeying remix that drives through the troposphere.


A1. Night In The Jungle
A2. Zaire
B1. Aeh
B2. Zaire (Medlar Remix)
B3. Zaire (Will LV Remix)

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