Boomkat Product Review:
The second in this heavyweight Congotronics remix series sets Mark Ernestus of Rhythm & Sound/Basic Channel fame to task, remixing Konono No.1's 'Masikulu' in two blinding versions.
To call this a dancefloor dream come true might be hyperbolic, but wholeheartedly sincere. Ernestus tackles the material faithfully and respectfully, duppying Konono's mesmeric rhythms with a learned sleight of hand and additional percussion from like-minded ally, Burnt Friedman, resulting in two tracks of mindblowing and timeless Afro-Germanic hybrids.
Very usefully, the 115bpm pace is coolly House and Techno compatible, making for endless potential permutations in the right hands and ripe for a global dancefloor currently converging on a tribal trajectory. We could heap praise on this all day but you've probably checked the samples and know what we're talking about already.