Nihiloxica, the darkish electro-percussion group shaped between Kampala’s Nyege Nyege Competition and the Nilotika Cultural Ensemble, has recorded a brand new dwell set from a efficiency at Womad Competition.
In 2016, English producers Peter Jones (a.okay.a pq) and Jacob Maskell-Key (a.okay.a Spooky-J) travelled to Kampala to write down, rehearse, and report a set of dwell recordings with the Ensemble. They spent a month locked away, engaged on a self-titled debut EP that got here out by the Nyege Nyege Tapes label. They launched Kaloli, their debut album, in 2020, and so they’ve adopted it not too long ago with Supply Of Denial, additionally on Crammed Discs, which factors a center finger on the hostile immigration and freedom of motion insurance policies applied within the UK. You’ll be able to learn extra concerning the group right here.
This set is stuffed with recordings from the newest album, recorded on the fly—it’s 25 minutes of pure dance power, pushed by rolling percussion and tense electronics.
“It’s a number of our newest materials dwell from Womad Competition 2023,” the group says. “We weren’t allowed an encore however the crowd wouldn’t depart till we got here again on so we performed ‘Kudistro’ till the stage supervisor ultimately pulled the plug! We’re typically not eager on one hour-long dwell, audio-only recordings, which may’t appropriately translate the expertise of attending a Nihiloxica present. The 25 min edit works higher in that respect.”
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Photograph: Marco Maezza