A few words about the record from Optimo - The penultimate release on Optimo Trax (at least for now) comes from Tel Aviv’s mighty Kalbata. I was already a big fan and was so delighted when he got in touch to see if I would be interested in releasing something by him. Unusually for Optimo Trax this is one track in 3 versions but each version is so different that often I play them all in one DJ set. Originally there were two versions but as Kalbata is a renowned master of dub (check out the documentary online about him recording in Jamaica), I gently persuaded him to do a no-holds-barred dub mix too which appears here as Enkuan pt 3.
A few words about the record from Kalbata – I went to Ethiopia in the beginning of 2017 to record musicians. The most memorable one was Mulugeta Teshome who plays the Washint flute on this record. It’s a traditional Ethiopian flute made out of wood, and Mulugeta came to the studio carrying a whole bag of them, each one in a different key. We chose the scale and started the recording session. I ended up taking the tracks a lot further with the three cuts on the record but really it all started that day, in a small studio shack in Addis Ababa.
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Artist Kalbata Label Optimo Trax Music Format General Vinyl Music Format Specific 12" Genre Techno Release Date 17 Dec 2017 Track 1 Position A1 Track 1 Title Enkuan (Part One) Track 1 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/OT032/ot032-enkuan-01-enkuan_pt_1.mp3 Track 2 Position B1 Track 2 Title Enkuan (Part Two) Track 2 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/OT032/ot032-enkuan-02-enkuan_pt_2.mp3 Track 3 Position B2 Track 3 Title Enkuan (Part Three) Track 3 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/OT032/ot032-enkuan-03-enkuan_pt_3.mp3 Track 4 Position No Track 4 Title No Track 4 Preview URL No Track 5 Position No Track 5 Title No Track 5 Preview URL No Track 6 Position No Track 6 Title No Track 6 Preview URL No Track 7 Position No Track 7 Title No Track 7 Preview URL No Track 8 Position No Track 8 Title No Track 8 Preview URL No Track 9 Position No Track 9 Title No Track 9 Preview URL No Track 10 Position No Track 10 Title No Track 10 Preview URL No Track 11 Position No Track 11 Title No Track 11 Preview URL No Track 12 Position No Track12 Title No Track 12 Preview URL No