Premiere: Maajo – Maajo (Call Super Remix)

As a closing act to the campaign of Finnish band Maajo’s self titled debut, label Queen Nanny have pulled together a whopping trio of re-touchers, to help transpose the more home stereo friendly afro-tinged originals to a dance floor near you. Luke Vibert, Dengue Dengue Dengue and Call Super have all been signed up for duties, but it’s Call Super’s effort that we can give you the first full play of ahead of release.

One of electronic music’s most intriguing new creators, Call Super’s work is distinguishable for its playful shabbiness, yet still retains a very polished veneer. It’s an approach that has seemingly informed his creative process to date via Hessle Audio, Dekmantel, Houndstooth and his perfectly imperfect entry to Fabric’s mix series.

On this new remix, we’re again treated to a trademark, tricky to categorise take. If the original was African-influenced balearic in style, this update transcends that in a way that’s respectful to the source yet enigmatically trippy and dance-floor focussed. The star of the show is a little block of wood. Regimented but dancing around the rhythm, I can only think of Carl Craig as a comparison to someone who can take such a humble little sound and make it a focal point within this washy backdrop of jumpy beats, glitching chants and vocal snatches. Smooth, yet rich with texture, this feels like it could be a classic in waiting.

Maajo Remixes is out 29th September – buy from Bandcamp and Piccadilly Records.


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