Premiere: XOA & Contours – Too Much Talking

The Manchester based afro-centric Banana Hill – now operating as both a party and label since their debut release last year – are becoming a important UK authority on global sounds. Calling upon multi-instrumentalist XOA and local talent Contours for their latest EP, Too Much Talking offers a deep percussive workout, right from the word go.

At the forefront of the arrangement, as referenced in the title, the talking drum lays the foundations for a construction of afro-house that is carried by a thick bass line. Influences of highlife rhythms are at play through fluttering guitars, paired with dubbed-out synths that sound cold in comparison, but still work cohesively through careful placement.

Too Much Talking is out 19th Feb – buy from Juno. Catch XOA and Contours in Manchester for the launch party on 23rd Feb.

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