From South London to South America | Mala – 4 Elements [Brownswood]
“I was introduced to music from the jungle, music from the mountains, Andean sounds, native sounds, Afro-Peruvian music. It all goes back to the roots and the rhythms and I related instantly. That primal rhythm is in all of us.”
Premiered by James Blake on his Radio 1 show this is the latest cut to drop from Mala’s new album, Mirrors, which will be released on Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings in June. Multiple trips to Peru have informed the making of the record, working with local Afro-Peruvian percussionists he masterfully touches on different strands of both its traditional and contemporary musical culture.
Mirrors is released on Brownswood Recordings on 24th June.