- 6 years ago
Playing tracks by
Les Tambours De Brazza, Les 101 Nations Du Vaudou, Yé Lassina Coulybaly, Ensemble National Des Percussions De Guinée, Burundi and more.
FACT mix 283 is by Cut Hands.
Cut Hands is the latest incarnation of William Bennett, founder of Whitehouse, notorious purveyors of extreme electronic music. Bennett chose to compose the mix from purely African and Haitian percussion music, and offered the following note to accompany it:
“The percussion I’ve selected here is, for the most part, of the most aggressively high energy kind. Perhaps a concession to my own blunted frustrated tastes or perhaps a consolation for not being there to experience it live. I’ve created it in the form of a continuous mix because what might first appear as irreverence, to me seems totally respectful to this music’s true intent and function. I want it to be a non-stop listening experience in order for these complex doun-doun and djembe polyrhythms to ably work their magic. You’ll be grateful for them and it.”
For more info on the mix and the thought processes behind it, check http://www.factmag.com/2011/09/16/fact-mix-283-cut-hands