9 Songs, 44 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

A Ghanaian turntable spinner known for days-long mobile sets where he accelerates vinyl imports to over-the-top tempos, DJ Katapila maximizes BPM in his own electronic music too. Tracks like “Lalokat” and the even faster “Ice-Inc” pull you into a maelstrom suggesting an Afro-Caribbean version of ’80s house or techno, while “Trotro” and “Zoomlion” pile hi-hat slams, kissy sounds, whistles, and high-pitched toddler chatter over repeated five-note clap patterns. “Cocoawra (Angel)” is even built around a chant curiously reminiscent of Rock Master Scott & the Dynamic Three's “The Roof Is on Fire.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

A Ghanaian turntable spinner known for days-long mobile sets where he accelerates vinyl imports to over-the-top tempos, DJ Katapila maximizes BPM in his own electronic music too. Tracks like “Lalokat” and the even faster “Ice-Inc” pull you into a maelstrom suggesting an Afro-Caribbean version of ’80s house or techno, while “Trotro” and “Zoomlion” pile hi-hat slams, kissy sounds, whistles, and high-pitched toddler chatter over repeated five-note clap patterns. “Cocoawra (Angel)” is even built around a chant curiously reminiscent of Rock Master Scott & the Dynamic Three's “The Roof Is on Fire.”

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