For the third instalment on Kutmah’s experimental IZWID imprint, south London DJ and producer Al Dobson Jr. creates a 15 track deep, exploration of soulful, tribal drums and abstract musical curation.
Otherworldly and nuanced beats re-imagine the score of the sampledelic funk tale. One that’s non-geographical but rather lost in loops, journeying through the time and space that exists within your headphones. Alternating between cosmic vocal rips and a myriad of loose, soul-infused beat tape-style sketches with its digital flourishes, “Sounds from the Village Vol. 1” sees the sunrise and sunset over a bohemian musical vista.
As with all of the output on IZWID, Kutmah’s hand drawn artwork brings to life the story of the release, revisiting a boundary-less and positive manifesto that reputes the tyranny of genre.
released June 10, 2014
Executive Producer: Kutmah
Produced by Al Dobson Jr. for Sey Music
All songs written by J.Mallock / Published by Sey Music (PRS)
Handclaps: Neneigh, Ali, Creole +, Legbah, Bassa, Al & J Heights
Mastered at Metropolis by Stuart Hawkes
Art & Logo by Kutmah
Design by Brandy Flower
Jackets screen printed by Hit+Run, Los Angeles
SPECIAL THANKS TO MY MOTHER, MY FATHER, MY WHOLE FAMILY,
EVERYONE WHO'S SHOWN LOVE. KAREN TURNER = HEART & SOUL, KELLY, OLIVE, JACOB, DOM, ZACKARY & JEMIMA, MY SISTERS & BROTHERS. JEEN BASSA = MAURITIAN VIBES, REGINALD OMAS MAMODE = UNIQUE, MO KOLOURS = POCKET, KUTMAH = IN FLIGHT. FOR MAKING THIS PROJECT HAPPEN, JUSTIN, SCOTT, BRANDY & HIT+RUN. ALL THE OTHER BEAUTIES THAT SEEK THE TRUTH, TIGHT_FACE, ALI GREEN, JEEN TYSON, STEFAN 'UGO' ASANOVIC, TENDERLONIOUS, 22a, HENRY RAFAEL, ROOM BELOW, PAUL WHITE, ONE HANDED MUSIC, INYANGA TAPES, COLEMAN, GINA & EGYPT 80, ERKLONIOUS, THE AFRO QUARTERS, BRADLEY ZERO & RHYTHM SECTION, SAINT PAUSE, MALIK. BLACK JAZZ & THE DIVINE UNIVERSE.
TO ANYONE I LEFT OUT. APOLOGIES. I LOVE YOU.
Celebrating the deep sonic connections between Los Angeles, London and beyond, KUTMAH is one of the worldwide music community’s most mercurial creatives, unveiling his signature curation of underground music and art with the launch of IZWID.