Hanna Mekonnen [ 10″ : Ali New Biye ]
Ali New Biye
Record New / Cover New
This first single features vocalist Hanna Mekonnen and her band, who hail from the Mersa Tribe in the Amhara region of the northern part of Ethiopia. With a tough bassline, punctuated by hand claps and Kebero drums, Hanna's vocal leads a hypnotic call and response underpinned by Washint flute and the emblematic Krar. Side B strips the track down to its basics, as collaborator Nick Manasseh works his dub magic to mesmerising effect. Anyone who caught Maft Sai & Chris Menist spinning on the Paradise Bangkok 2015 world tour would have heard this being played out, as well as on NTS and Boiler Room. Limited to 500 copies. Last copy in stock!