Kalbata - Enkuan (Optimo Trax)

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Kalbata - Enkuan (Optimo Trax)

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Cavernous dubs garnished with the ancient sounds of Ethiopia.

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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.

Additional Information

Additional Information

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)
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