Mala at Work on New "Cuban" Album
- Words: James Eaton
In a recent article on Clash, the online culture hub reports that dubstep diety Mala (whose XLR8R podcast we still can't stop listening to) is finishing up an album he recorded with Cuban musicians. Apparently, the DJ/producer was coerced by Gilles Peterson, who has been traveling to the island nation for several years, to make the trip. As the Brownswood label head and BBC radio host explains, "I basically took Mala over [to Cuba] with me and we spent the first few days recording Latin rhythms and we took those back to the UK and he’s been working on that. We went back and made the album, but when I was making the album I would be in studio one and all the musicians would come through and play a straightforward type of album. Then when they were done with me they would basically go through and see him and he would do his interpretation of the Cuban thing for his own album, which is going to be coming out in February." Peterson went on to say he has another chapter of his own Havana Cultura project in the works, which will reportedly drop around the end of February or beginning of March. Needless to say, word of a new full-length LP from Mala has our attention absolutely piqued, and we'll be bringing you any and all updates once they arrive.
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