Boomkat Product Review:
Nyege Nyege’s sister label Hakuna Kulala serves concentrated heat from Debmaster, with four tracks of bass-driven hip hop and deep fried electronic smaking great use of pygmy music samples.
Specifically, the samples come from the Ba-Benzele Pygmies’ ‘Hindewhu (Whistle Song)’, as also sampled by Herbie Hancock on The Headhunters’ ‘Watermelon Man’ and in Jon Hassell & Brian Eno’s classic ‘Fourth World Vol. 1 - Possible Musics’ side.
However, Debmaster use the samples in a far more rugged and noisy fashion, firstly laced into the hypnotic slow/fast lope of ‘Space Tribe’, then adding texture and spirit to the rapid-fire 8-bit bleeps and acid squiggles of ‘Solar Leone’, before coming off as super alien gasps in the ghetto pressure of ‘1av2’, and quite unrecognisably in the bashy noise of the EP’s incendiary title track.