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Tracka de Day: Soul Keita 'Dusties n 808s'


The Addis Ababa-based kissar player Soul Keita was 17 when Democracy EP dropped in 2009. His tracks, along with others found on the Clown and Sunset label, are largely influenced by Ethio-Jazz father, Mulatu Astatke. If you're a fan of Astatke's beautifully haunting key rifts, it's truly amazing to hear where Soul Keita and new friend Nicholas Jaar takes the vibe. Check out "Dusties n 808s" from 2010's Ines LP below.

CS004 ∆ Soul Keita - Dusties N 808s by Clown & Sunset

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