via 22a: It’s been a hot minute since the tropical sounds of Mo Kolours have graced the airwaves, so it’s with great pleasure that we see him return to 22a via a choice selection of cuts presented on a limited 7” vinyl, with original artwork designed by the man himself!
Side A opens with ‘Cerasee Doctor’, a classic Mo Kolours production. Hip Hop meets Dub Reggae, with a catchy vocal loop throughout, equipped with a healthy dollop of dub sirens – this one is sure to grace many a sound system worldwide! ‘Margoze’ follows and takes the listener on a journey to West Africa where cowbells and syncopated rhythms take lead whilst the distant sound of local dialogue blends seamlessly in and out of the mix, rooting it deep in its African foundation.
Side B begins with ‘Goya’, which brings about a fusion of traditional Vietnamese folk mixed with snippets of slap bass to create a collage of worldly sounds – a technique synonymous with the acclaimed producer. The EP finishes with the title track ‘Meroe’, where Mo Kolours once again effortlessly fuses ancient and modern sounds to create a dance floor winner. Its up-tempo rhythm keeps heads nodding with it’s low pulsing bass line rumbling beneath, whilst tribal chants bring euphoric moments to the mix leaving the listener feeling positively uplifted.
In conclusion it’s a mini EP that packs a big punch, and most importantly it sees the return of a heralded music maker!
“Meroe EP” released July 28, 2017 on 22a