Soul Jazz presents a collection of jaw-dropping percussion tracks across four sides of heavyweight wax.

Vodou Drums in Haiti 2 is a pretty self-explanatory title for this LP; every track on the disk is a driving, hypnotic percussive workout.

“Soul Jazz Records first journeyed to Haiti in 1996 to record a series of three albums about Haitian Vodou music and culture. One of these, ‘Voodoo Drums’, featuring the drum rhythms used to bring about spirit possession struck a striking chord with listeners, and amazingly went on to become one of their best-selling albums.

In 2016 Soul Jazz Records returned to Haiti once more to record a new second volume of the same intense Vodou drumming. Recorded in the capital of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, some 20 years after their first visit, this album also features the very same musicians, the Drummers of the Société Absolument Guinin.

Like the first album, these new recordings somehow manage to walk the line between serious ethnological authenticity and a connection with the energy and intensity of the dance rhythms of techno and house music that make them quite unique.”

DJs in the realms of house, techno and beyond will find enormous staying power in this collection, as will those with the curiosity to look beyond the West and discover a whole wealth of musical tradition and culture which these tracks encapsulate.

Heavyweight vinyl 2x LP with insert and mp3 download code.

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