The first twelve inch to prelude Mr Raoul K‘s album ‘African Paradigm’ kicks off with a collaboration with Rancido, darker and gloomier than usual.
Whirling pads and driving beats take twists and turns while diggin’ deep into the dark. After a while Sona Diabate’s vocals kick in and ‘Tamale’ takes off. Her powerful delivery provides some light in the shadows and the track begins to swing between ‘putting you in a trance’ and ‘raise your hands in the air’ with elegance and energy.
“African Paradigm EP 1” is available 18 October on Compost Records