Italian visionary Raffaele Costantino continues to evolve under the guise of DJ Khalab as this latest afro-futuristic offering takes him further in his exploration of African music.
Joining the acclaimed roster of talent awarded Worldwide’s ‘label of the year’ – On the Corner Records – Khalab has the platform to indulge his more creative ambitions.
‘Zaire’ is a testament to Khalab’s belief in the ability of ancestral African sounds to resonate with electronic music, leaning on their rich polyrhythmic depth and celebratory spirit.
South London producer Will LV’s remix of the title track takes the song to a more ambient sphere, with delicate piano flourishes providing an ethereal tone. The energetic percussive fluctuations, and Khalab’s often discordant and playful treatment of traditional African vocals, makes for an intricate and densely-layered gem.
Zaire will be released on 22 February. Pre order your copy from On The Corner.