Mark Ernestus, the man behind seminal record shop Hardwax and one half of Basic Channel and Rhythm & Sound has in recent years turned his attention toward the presentation of various styles of music from around the African continent.

The results are highly effective, with Ernestus’ considerable production skill eeking out every bit of detail from the intense and captivating polyrhythms. Recorded in Dakar, Senegal, and employing traditional mbalax dance styles in its rhythms, this collection of tracks is a powerful example of how to present the symbiosis between technology and traditional musical styles.

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