A fan of limitations, The Maghreban took multi samples from his Casio MT-70 keyboard and used only them to make this EP whilst on holiday in North Wales last year.
Most of the tracks were made whilst staying at Portmeirion, the strange resort where “The Prisoner” was filmed in the late 60s. The Maghreban is a fan.
This is out now. Due to a pressing mess up this is initially limited to 150 copies, stamped vinyl in nice sleeves.
Check it out below, its available to buy from most decent shops and from Versatile direct. Big up to Gilb’R and Ygal for all their help pushing this. Hold tight for the next release!
Strange U EP #2040
Free Download and Limited Stamped 180g Vinyl EP
Apologies if you already know about this, we just want to make sure EVERYONE knows that our latest EP is out now for FREE DOWNLOAD.
Also for those of you who prefer something more tangible and collectable, there is a limited (200 copies) hand stamped 180g vinyl edition of the EP also up for pre order now, shipping in 1 week’s time. These are selling fast so please head to the Strange U Shop to cop one..
There is more to come, another video dropping soon, but check out The Cake is A Lie in the interim.
Strange U – King Kashmere IV & Dr Zygote
The Maghreban returns after the success of the Afric 12″ to take a little trip through space with two Star Trek inspired cuts.
Amok Time is an ode to the brutal Vulcan mating ritual and is punctuated by a large laser and heavy 90s progressive House sonics. The Empath is more mournful and melodic than previous excursions, perhaps even world weary.
3′Hi is a collective who put on nights in Berlin, London and New York. The Maghreban was asked to do a little mix for them and gladly obliged.
1. Key West – Kasso
2. Afric – The Maghreban
3. The Empath – The Maghreban
4. Dank – Basic Soul Unit
5. Africaspaceprogram – Nacho Patrol
6. A Crack Is A Crack – Shambeko! Say Wah!
7. Stateless – Ultravox
8. Sexuality – Blake Baxter
9. Kino I – An I
10. H.E – Laurent Garnier
11. Harbour – Ondo Fudd
Tagged with: 3 feet hi
, an i
, basic soul unit
, blake baxter
, charlee brown
, joe seaton
, laurent garnier
, nacho patrol
, ondo fudd
, pete wylie
Posted in Uncategorized
Doctor Zygote takes a trip through some eastern sounding jazz, via some techno and then back again with this release on Zoot. In a respectful nod to the late 90s music of Photek he messes about with some atmospheric and dissonant sounds to create quite an unsettling mood, in 5/4 time.
Zoot would like to thank Lefto and Gilles Peterson for their support.
Up for preorder now at the zoot shop The Maghreban returns with his second 12″. Here’s the blurb:
The Maghreban takes a sojourn through 70s Africa, ending up confused in a 1990s Home Counties rave on this sophomore release. Tribal psychedelia abounds, colonial Afro Rock space echoes ensue, giving way to a quirky stomper.
On the flip, The Maghreban pares down ‘Casio’ from his first 12″ into some basic constituents and builds it into a slightly different animal, again ending up somewhere in the woodlands of Kent on a summer Saturday night 23 years ago, somewhat crestfallen.
Tagged with: afric
, north west
, odd house
, outsider house
, sample based house music
, slow house
Posted in Zoot Records Releases
This is out now on a nice 12″ at all decent retailers and at the Zoot Shop, click the link above.
The Maghreban sits hunched over arcane hardware amid piles of records, his cranium haunted with the echoes of Satin Storm and 10 kilowatt suburban microdot nightmares. Ears not troubled by current fads, The Maghreban’s style has developed in neurotic isolation.
Menacing yet accessible, informed by early 90s hardcore, film soundtracks and XTC records, these 2 tracks are but an opening salvo in a slew of planned 2014 releases. Stay tuned.
This super limited release is available direct from the Zoot Shop and at a few choice retailers.