Forthcoming on ‘African Acid Is The Future’
Out August 2nd !!
2xLP (12”) / Digital (Wav/Mp3)
01/A1 Les Filles de Illighadad – Tende I
02/A2 Les Filles de Illighadad – Tende II
03/B1 Edmony Krater – Gwadloup
04/B2 Edmony Krater – Lagé
05/C1 Les Filles de Illighadad – Tende II (Dauwd & Maryisonacid mix)
06/C2 Edmony Krater – Gwadloup (Dauwd remix)
07/C3 Edmony Krater – Lagé (AAITF outerlude)
08/D1 Edmony Krater – Gwadloup (DJ Oil remix)
Cult Berlin club night and label African Acid is the Future returns with the second release in their Ambiance trilogy that takes listeners into the unique spirit of the club night. This time, they offer a series of recordings from the party itself, all taken live in the heat of the party in May 2018. Featuring two tracks from Les Filles de Illighadad and two from Edmony Krater and remixes by AAITF residents Dauwd and Maryisonacid, as well as DJ Oil.
Les Filles de Illighadad come from a secluded commune in central Niger, far off in the scrubland deserts at the edge of the Sahara. Best known for their guitar performances, this recording from AAITF finds them at their percussive best on the simply titled “Tende I” and “Tende II”
Tende takes its name from a drum built from a goat skin stretched across a mortar and pestle. Like its environs, tende music is a testament to wealth in simplicity, with sparse compositions built from a few elements: vocals, handclaps, and percussion. Songs speak of the village, of love, and of praise for ancestors. It’s a music form dominated by women. Collective and communal, tende is tradition for all the young girls of the nomad camps, played during celebrations and to pass the time during the late nights of the rainy season.
Edmony Krater is an avant-garde percussionist, singer and trumpet player, as well as a native of Guadeloupe. For his performance, Krater performs a duo of tracks separated by three decades, but united by Carribean rhythms. “Gwadloup” was originally released in 1988 as part of the album “Edmony Krater Et Zepiss – Tijan Pou Velo,” while “Lagé” is taken from 2018’s album “Edmony Krater – An ka sonjé”
Dauwd and Maryisonacid turn in their first ever collaborative remix, turning “Tende II” into a powerful
yet restrained groove that perfectly captures the feel of peak-time on an AAITF dancefloor, mixing a playful synthesis with traditional instruments and building bridges between genres without resorting to clichés.
Dauwd applies his gently bubbling style to Krater’s “Gwadloup,” utilising as many elements of the original as possible to construct a lounging, authentic groove that thrives on an irresistible live bassline. A special AAITF outro kisses off “Lage” before French master DJ Oil closes the record with his layered, sophisticated interpretation of “Gwadloup.”