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Scotch Rolex – Tewari

Hakuna Kulala/Nyege Nyege Tapes

  • £25.18

Format: LPcol

Catalogue No.: HK024LPC1

Barcode: 0742521169803

Release Date: 30th April 2021

Back in stock: 07 Dec 2021

Genre: Experimental/Electronic

LP on Red / White Splatter vinyl. Veteran Japanese producer Shigeru Ishihara (aka DJ Scotch Egg) has been assembling serrated, genre-busting ear bleeders for almost two decades, and arrives to the Hakuna Kulala stable with a crucial new project: Scotch Rolex, named after the popular Ugandan street food. On "Tewari" the Berlin-based noisemaker melts his breakcore, gabber and chiptune background into a fresh palette of influences, with help from collaborators MC Yallah, DUMA's Lord Spikeheart, Swordman Kitala, Chrisman and Don Zilla. The record was assembled after Ishihara was invited to Uganda for a residency at the Nyege Nyege Villa in 2019. Exposed to Hakuna Kulala's family of artists, the producer began experimenting, twisting trap and dancehall rhythms with 8-bit immediacy and the ragged energy of grindcore. Somehow he has managed to distill the essence of Nyege Nyege's scene-shaping yearly festival, where global dance and experimental forms come together under a banner of East African musical experimentation and physicality. Ishihara is no stranger to collaboration; in recent years he's been spotted working with King Midas Sound's Kiki Hitomi in dub-pop outfit WaqWaq Kingdom and playing bass with electro-shoegaze pioneers Seefeel. But Scotch Rolex is his most ambitious project to date, jumping seamlessly from slithering doom trap ('Omuzira') to anxious hyper-fast electro death metal ('Sniper') to breathless Ugandan club ('Afro Samurai') and beyond without stopping for breath. Whether crafting rhythms for MC Yallah's tongue-twisting rhymes, Lord Spikeheart's hoarse, guttural screams or Swordman Kitala's familiar sing-along chants, Ishihara feels completely at home with his collaborators and celebrates their presence. "Tewari" is a loveletter to Hakuna Kulala from one of experimental dance music's true originals, it's a joyful rumination on the fluidity and versatility of electronic music that manages eclecticism without ever sacrificing coherence.

SIDE A 1. Omuzira (ft. MC Yallah) 2. Success (ft. Lord Spikeheart) 03:30 3. Cheza (ft. Chrisman) 4. Nfulula Biswa (ft. Swordman Kitala) 5. Afro Samurai (ft. Don Zilla) SIDE B 6. Tewari 7. Juice (ft. MC Yallah) 8. U.T.B. 88 9. Sniper (ft. Lord Spikeheart) 10. Wa kalebule 11. Lapis Lazuli (ft. Lord Spikeheart)

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