Few people have the CV to match Mark Ernestus, who's accolades encompass membership of Basic Channel and Rhythm & Sound, co-founder of Hard Wax, electronic dub pioneer and all-round master beat specialist. The Ndagga Rhythm Force project has been his main focus of late over a series of essential 12" releases and the latest precedes a mooted album due out later this year. Consisting of three tracks and a locked groove, Walo Walo Version offers a glimpse of how that as-yet untitled LP is shaping up with strictly instrumental versions of cuts Ernestus plans to include on the Ndagga Rhythm Force album. Opening track "Walo Walo (version)" version sets the tone, as Ernestus oversees a mind-bending track that features Ibou Mbaye's percussive synth-work, Mangone Ndiaye Dieng's kit-drumming, and Bada Seck's rigorous jolts of lower-pitched Thiol drum. Play this one or the accompanying Rhythm Version in a club and see jaws drop!
( 7" / )