Italian producer Clap! Clap! crafts his own brand off afro-dance music on the killer 'Tamboucanda' EP
Black Acre, the record label responsible for Romare's Meditations On Afrocentrism, have most recently introduced us to Clap! Clap! — the experimental afro-electro project from Italian jazz musician Cristiano Crisci. Back in February Clap! Clap! dropped his Tambacounda EP, a collage of African audio samples, cow bells and heart racing drum beats which made it to NPR's Best Dance Tracks of the Month list. The EP's standout track "Elon Mentana" is a dubbed-out masterpiece which playfully toys with tempo and pitch, produced with the help of DJ Khalab (also one half of this audio-visual collaboration with Malian master of the talking drum Baba Sissoko). Tambacounda, which you can stream in full on the youtube channel below, is out now via Black Acre Records.