Too Much Talking

by XOA & Contours

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    140 gram 12" vinyl. Full sleeve artwork & paper inner.

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Following our sold out debut vinyl release with Moroccan musician Majid Bekkas, we return with music from slightly closer to home.

Manchester-based drummer, DJ & producer Contours joins multi-instrumentalist XOA for a collaborative 12" of deep, percussive afrocentric house grooves.

"Too Much Talking" is a cosmic dancefloor heater, with dubbed-out synths, vintage guitars, fat live bass and as the name suggests, a talking drum that underpins the whole track. Things head a little deeper on "Express" with rolling percussion, heavy sub and subtle influences of afrobeat & jazz.
Following releases on labels such as Rhythm Section, Soundway, Shall Not Fade & Tru Thoughts between the pair, it’s a real statement of intent to kick off the year!

Early support from Gilles Peterson, Optimo, Auntie Flo, Moxie, Culoe De Song, Jimpster, Bill Brewster, Simbad, Amé, Artwork, Addison Groove, Severino and more.


released February 19, 2018

Composed & produced by Nick Tyson and Tom Burford. Addition mixing by Harry Devenish.
Artwork by Bethany Porteous.


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