From the record label:
“Khalab has summoned a futuristic afro-centric soundscape by weaving a poly-phonic tapestry of future bass, jazz and field recordings.
"‘ ’ casts aside the worn and surface level cliché of black music being soul music. Khalab guides us to the beginning of a journey, the journey of rhythms and he takes us within earshot of the voices and spirits that carried them. Soul gained over aeons of terror and forced transportation, soul driving survival against systematic oppression, wholesale against a people. Khalab looks to the noise, the messages, the spirits, and evokes the light of ‘ ’ out of darkness.
"‘ ’ opens a portal where displaced rhythms, chants, screams and dreams collide with quaking bass, a vortex of shattering synths, jazz rains and emotion all amalgamate. Empires for millennia thrived across the African continent and Empires are being willed to rise.”
31.2 x 31.5cm | 12-inch | LP vinyl record
DJ Khalab (born Raffaele Costantino) is an Italian DJ and producer known for his own unique take on Afrobeat and electronic fusion. His debut EP ‘ ’ was released in 2015 through Black Acre Records.