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Aby Ngana Diop - Michael Ozone's Liital Rhythm

Aby Ngana Diop was a Senegalese taasu singer, a form of half-spoken half-sung storytelling. With her strident nasal voice and the call-and-response from her troupe, her performances were intense affairs. She recorded Liital for a 1994 cassette release. It draws you in with its rubbery drum patterns and then excoriates you with those vocals.

2015 saw an EP of remixes of her work. There's one by Black Dice that keeps the original madcap energy, but I really like this more traditional mix by Australian producer Michael Ozone. It isolates a few small phrases and beats and gives them space to be appreciated. It's very generous, quite a curatorial approach, and results in a irresistible bit of minimalist funk.

Aby Ngana Diop - Michael Ozone's Liital Rhythm
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