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Chrisman // Makila LP [COLOR]

Chrisman // Makila LP [COLOR]

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Congolese gqom artist Chrisman released this record in June 2022 on Ugandan experimental dance label Hakuna Kulala.

Heavy beat post-industrial techno ~ gqom 10 tracks.

Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here to see more Hakuna Kulala releases available at Tobira. 

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White 12" vinyl with black spatter.

Hakuna Kulala:

"While Chrisman's "Ku Mwezi" ep mostly explored gqom and trap influenced Afrohouse mutations, his debut album heads in a different direction. On "Makila", Chrisman provides an experimental vision of the taraxina sound: a molasses-slow fusion of the Angolan kuduro and kizobma dance templates that dips in-and-out of fuzzy drones and syrupy gqom.

On 'Angels of Kivu', he pushes the clicking skeletal rhythm into the background, allowing electrified likembé melodies to take pride of place. It sounds like Congolese legends Konono No.1 shocked into a psychedelic electronic future by way of Durban.

'Fatiliya' pushes more solidly into taraxina territory, with familiar saw synths accenting low 'n slow kicks and air blast leads. The backbone is Angolan, but Chrisman approaches his music with a full awareness of Atlanta trap and gqom, never ignoring the gut- rattling pressure of sub bass. That's never more evident than on the title track, where he constructs a haunted atmosphere of bells and drones to sit beneath staccato percussive hits and and winding drill slaps.

"Makila" is challenging music that takes divergent African forms and melts them together with next level skill and sleight of hand. It's another bold step for East African electronic music that underscores the wild creativity and emerging talent from the Democratic Republic of Congo."

Artist: Chrisman

Label: Hakuna Kulala

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Congolese gqom artist Chrisman released this record in June 2022 on Ugandan experimental dance label Hakuna Kulala.

Heavy beat post-industrial techno ~ gqom 10 tracks.

Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here to see more Hakuna Kulala releases available at Tobira. 

----------------------------

White 12" vinyl with black spatter.

Hakuna Kulala:

"While Chrisman's "Ku Mwezi" ep mostly explored gqom and trap influenced Afrohouse mutations, his debut album heads in a different direction. On "Makila", Chrisman provides an experimental vision of the taraxina sound: a molasses-slow fusion of the Angolan kuduro and kizobma dance templates that dips in-and-out of fuzzy drones and syrupy gqom.

On 'Angels of Kivu', he pushes the clicking skeletal rhythm into the background, allowing electrified likembé melodies to take pride of place. It sounds like Congolese legends Konono No.1 shocked into a psychedelic electronic future by way of Durban.

'Fatiliya' pushes more solidly into taraxina territory, with familiar saw synths accenting low 'n slow kicks and air blast leads. The backbone is Angolan, but Chrisman approaches his music with a full awareness of Atlanta trap and gqom, never ignoring the gut- rattling pressure of sub bass. That's never more evident than on the title track, where he constructs a haunted atmosphere of bells and drones to sit beneath staccato percussive hits and and winding drill slaps.

"Makila" is challenging music that takes divergent African forms and melts them together with next level skill and sleight of hand. It's another bold step for East African electronic music that underscores the wild creativity and emerging talent from the Democratic Republic of Congo."

Artist: Chrisman

Label: Hakuna Kulala