Nice words from Juno too!
The latest slice of Daphni ingenuity comes via the newly formed Resista label, with Snaith flexing his editing skills on two lesser spotted oddities. “Mapfumo” touches on African Highlife, with Snaith extending and embellishing Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited’s 1986 track “Shumba”. Initially staying faithful to the original, it’s the midway arrival of a skeletal 4×4 thump where Snaith begins to weave his magic. The intricate guitar melodies skip in and out of focus as a stuttering wall of sub bass fills before the vocals slide back in and the newly fattened groove rides out.
…the new project of Dan Snaith (aka Caribou) has been chosen as the first release on new label Resista Music. It’s a 12” on which the Canadian shows his sonic restorer side, delivering two edits with different characteristics but equally enchanting…
Resista 001 - Daphni Edits Vol. 1
For our first release, we proudly welcome a couple of edits from one of the hottest names in electronic music, someone responsible for one of the biggest and most critically acclaimed albums of 2010. Both of these first appeared on a mix-cd not too long ago and the interest has been there ever since.
On the a-side, we are treated to a mournful yet essentially upbeat afro-workout with some exquisite guitar melodies interlocking with the characteristic vocal. To be filed under ‘Chimurenga’, the Zimbabwean popular music genre based on traditional Shona Mbira music, but played with modern electric instrumentation and lyrics providing social and political commentary. Definitely a record that begs to be heard by a wider audience…
On the flipside, Daphni delves even deeper into worlds unknown, with a re-fix of an ultra-obscure mid-80’s Dutch outfit that sounds like the bastard European offspring of Liquid Liquid.