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Black Noise 2084

by dj Khalab

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PMBSradio Through and through grooves Favorite track: Father and Grandpa ft. Gabin Dabire.
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Torsten Utter joy, just can’t keep your feet still to those fabulous sounds. DJ Khalab managed the amazing task of bringing natural African rhythm to a DJ sound system. The bass will blast you off your seat. Fab. Favorite track: Bafia ft Tamar Collocutor.
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graeme keable Such an amazing sound, both retro and bang up to date at the same time. The best and most refreshing music I've heard in quite a while. Looking forward to the vinyl arriving and seeing the artwork too Favorite track: Zaire.
Andrew Jervis
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Andrew Jervis Dynamite cross-cultural collab into Afrofuturism. Will make the album of the year list for sure. Favorite track: Father and Grandpa ft. Gabin Dabire.
Michele M.
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Michele M. Trovo quest'album così coinvolgente che mi viene impossibile star fermo durante il suo ascolto: il mio culo si libera e il mio cervello bacato segue. Favorite track: Black Noise ft. Tenesha The Wordsmith.
Neil Lampert
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Neil Lampert Stunning collection of tracks which take you on a Afrofuturist journey you won't want to end. Synth and sampled African drums form an uber-modern backdrop for top drawer contributions from the best collaborators from the UK spiritual jazz resurgence. Favorite track: Bafia ft Tamar Collocutor.
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    Album of the now, Black Noise 2084 by Khalab is getting a 3rd press!! This incredible vinyl release includes a glossy centrefold of 'Black Noise' written by Tenesha the Wordsmith and designed by Victoria Topping.

    The album is stirring ears far and wide and is being lauded with the highest regard from international press and DJs that know.

    The Wire Magazine dedicated a whole page to it's wonder and waxed lyrical with praise "Black Noise 2084" is that rare thing, a new sound, built from blood and fire... rather an act of soundmagick that enacts its own imperialistic displacement on its sources, forcing things together according to its own rules, letting historical longing, present injustice and futuristic idealism speak to each other across the beats and loops. It’s a mind Guido Fuà riot, an inferno, an act of musical witchcraft...When played on repeat 2084 rotates back to its start with no sense of ending or beginning. This is music you need to live with, and let live with you for some time yet – incredibly rare in 2018. A stupendous record."

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    the sold-out (on pre-order!!) LP from Khalab is being repressed. This incredible vinyl release of 'Black Noise 2084' includes a glossy centrefold insert of Tenesha the Wordsmith's 'Black Noise' designed by Victoria Topping. ***This item is sold-out and held up at the manufacturers, it will be shipping on Aug 24th**

    Given a full feature in the August edition of The Wire "Black Noise 2084 is that rare thing, a new sound, built from blood and fire... rather an act of soundmagick that enacts its own imperialistic displacement on its sources, forcing things together according to its own rules, letting historical longing, present injustice and futuristic idealism speak to each other across the beats and loops. It’s a mind Guido Fuà riot, an inferno, an act of musical witchcraft...When played on repeat 2084 rotates back to its start with no sense of ending or beginning. This is music you need to live with, and let live with you for some time yet – incredibly rare in 2018. A stupendous record."


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Khalab has summoned a futuristic afro-centric soundscape by weaving a poly-phonic tapestry of future bass, jazz and field recordings. The LP’s title track tells hard truths from the mind of spoken word artist Tenesha The Wordsmith. Along with her words the LP’s title has been augmented with a date marking the arrival of an emancipated future.

‘Black Noise 2084’ casts aside the worn and surface level cliché of black music being soul music. Khalab guides us to the beginning of a journey, the journey of rhythms and he takes us within earshot of the voices and spirits that carried them. Soul gained over aeons of terror and forced transportation, soul driving survival against systematic oppression, wholesale against a people. Khalab looks to the noise, the messages, the spirits, and evokes the light of ‘Black Noise 2084’ out of darkness.

From dystopian roots, the beat marabout Khalab has led his assembly of messengers to invoke this myth of cathartic liberation. ‘Black Noise 2084’ features the voices of musical voyagers seeking new pathways: Shabaka Hutchings, Moses Boyd, Tamar "The Collocutor" Osborn, the master Gabin Dabir, Tenesha The Wordsmith, Tommaso Cappellato, Prince Buju and Clap! Clap! Within the tapestry of Khalab’s ‘Black Noise 2084’ the myth moves through its cycle of life, initiations and ceremonies with a cast of unnamed messengers.

Khalab was invited to work with field recordings from the archives of the Royal Museum for Central Africa of Bruxelles. The museum’s recordings made for a post-colonial World, hold ethnographic and historical insights into the cultures of the region over the last 500 years. The Museum is far from the horrors that Belgian King, Leopold II unleashed during his colonial reign, however it is a dark legacy that is far from absolved.

‘Black Noise 2084’ opens a portal where displaced rhythms, chants, screams and dreams collide with quaking bass, a vortex of shattering synths, jazz rains and emotion all amalgamate. Empires for millennia thrived across the African continent and Empires are being willed to rise.

As Khalab draws the LP to a close he brings light with ‘Dawn’ ft Moses Boyd. A dawn firmly squared-up by its past, hard truths of a barbaric history embarking on the beginning of reconciliation. Drum beats usher in the arrival home for a new glory. 2084 a time when rhythms have shed the cargo of their haunted odyssey. The myth of ‘Black Noise 2084’ is a new dawn where the ghosts of Leopold and all his kind are finally excised. Atonement in hearing the truths carried across the ages, carried in noise, Black Noise.

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released July 20, 2018

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