UK and Ugandan electronic percussion outfit Nihiloxica will release their debut album, ‘Kaloli’ tomorrow via Crammed Discs.
The six-strong group formed of Kampala’s Nilotika Cultural Ensemble and UK producers pq and Spooky-J, recently shared the thumping lead track ‘Tewali Sukali’.
The album takes its name from the Luganda word for the Marabou stork, carrion birds that are freakishly large and commonly spotted in areas of waste around the country.
Recorded with Ross Halden, at Hohm Studios, directly after a concert supporting Aphex Twin, the 11-track record captures the energy of Nihiloxica’s live performances and amplifies it with pq’s powerful production. The album was recorded over five days in September 2019, and harness different tribal rhythms – including Busoga from the east of Uganda, Bwola from the north, and Gunjula from the central region, Buganda.
We can’t wait to hear the full album, so until tomorrow this sizzling effort will keep us entertained.
2. Tewali Sukali
5. Black Kaveera