Clap! Clap! Debuts 'The Rainstick Fable' Off 'Tayi Bebba' LP

Italian global bass beatsmith Clap! Clap! debuts lead single 'The Rainstick Fable' from his forthcoming 'Tayi Bebba' LP

Italian jazz producer Clap! Clap!'s global bass stylings first grabbed our attention a few months back with Tambacounda EP, a unique fusion of African field recordings with futuristic synth work and drum programming. Now gearing up for the release of his debut LP Tayi Bebba, the jazz multi-instrumentalist born Cristiano Crisci gives us a taste of what to expect on the forthcoming release with "The Rainstick Fable," a fast paced banger injected with flavors of house, juke and footwork that utilizes Crisci's contemporary production alongside samples of traditional instruments like the titular rainstick and the mbira.

Touted as a highly conceptual work, each song on Tayi Bebba represents a unique location, event or ritual on an imaginary island. Purchase of the album includes a full island map as well as an in-depth story behind each track. Tayi Bebba arrives September 8th via eclectic UK bass label Black Acre. Until then, get a taste of Clap! Clap!'s hyperkinetic soundscapes by streaming 'The Rainstick Fable' below.

'Tayi Bebba' Tracklist

01 The Holy Cave

02 Ashiko

03 The Rainstick Fable

04 Kwasi The Sorcerer

05 Black Smokes, Bad Signs

06 Conqueror ( action / assault / conquest )

07 Conqueror ( consequences / memories )

08 Conqueror ( remorse / withdrawn )

09 Burbuka

10 Sahkii (Xirhuu)

11 Sahkii’s Elevation feat. DJ Khalab

12 Kwasi’s Storm (kyanumj) (tape dub)

13 Universal Modulator (kujhmak)

14 Sahkii’s Knowledge

15 Universal Modulator (ujmubuam)

16 Sailing In The Seas of Wood

17 Kuj Yato


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The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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