Moula starts innocuously enough (if that’s the right word to describe such sensitive and powerful music) as we are introduced to the powerful voice of Missiya Saran Dioubate and the hypnotising sequences on the balaphone by Famoro Dioubate. Then, after a brief pause, in comes the bass, catching you completely off guard. It’s a perfect blend of traditional West African instrumentation and modern electronic production, spearheaded by Amon of Brooklyn’s Analog Players Society. It’s the kind of musical fusion that gets us hot under the collar and one that will make us closely monitor what APS are up to next.
Moula is taken from CYK – JFK Vol. 1, which can be bought from Bandcamp, where you can also stream the rest of the EP.