SCOTCH ROLEX

TEWARI (HAKUNA KULALA)

SCOTCH ROLEX - TEWARI 145473
Format:
1 LP
Release:
28.05.2021
Label:
HAKUNA KULALA
Genre:
Electro/Funk
Kat.-Nr.:
145473
Barcode:
0742521169803
Veteran Japanese producer Shigeru Ishihara (aka DJ Scotch Egg) has been assembling serrated, genre-busting ear bleeders for almost two decades, and arrives to the Hakuna Kulala stable with a crucial new project: Scotch Rolex, named after the popular Ugandan street food.

On "Tewari" the Berlin-based noisemaker melts his breakcore, gabber and chiptune background into a fresh palette of influences, with help from collaborators MC Yallah, DUMA's Lord Spikeheart, Swordman Kitala, Chrisman and Don Zilla.

The record was assembled after Ishihara was invited to Uganda for a residency at the Nyege Nyege Villa in 2019.

Exposed to Hakuna Kulala's family of artists, the producer began experimenting, twisting trap and dancehall rhythms with 8-bit immediacy and the ragged energy of grindcore.

Somehow he has managed to distill the essence of Nyege Nyege's scene-shaping yearly festival, where global dance and experimental forms come together under a banner of East African musical experimentation and physicality.

Ishihara is no stranger to collaboration; in recent years he's been spotted working with King Midas Sound's Kiki Hitomi in dub-pop outfit WaqWaq Kingdom and playing bass with electro-shoegaze pioneers Seefeel.

But Scotch Rolex is his most ambitious project to date, jumping seamlessly from slithering doom trap ('Omuzira') to anxious hyper-fast electro death metal ('SNIPER') to breathless Ugandan club ('Afro Samurai') and beyond without stopping for breath.

Whether crafting rhythms for MC Yallah's tongue-twisting rhymes, Lord Spikeheart's hoarse, guttural screams or Swordman Kitala's familiar sing-along chants, Ishihara feels completely at home with his collaborators and celebrates their presence.

"Scotch Rolex & Co." is a loveletter to Hakuna Kulala from one of experimental dance music's true originals, it's a joyful rumination on the fluidity and versatility of electronic music that manages eclecticism without ever sacrificing coherence.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. OMUZIRA (FT. MC YALLAH)
  • 1.2. SUCCESS (FT. LORD SPIKEHEART)
  • 1.3. CHEZA (FT. CHRISMAN)
  • 1.4. NFULULA BISWA (FT. SWORDMAN KITALA)
  • 1.5. AFRO SAMURAI (FT. DON ZILLA)
  • 1.6. TEWARI
  • 1.7. JUICE (FT. MC YALLAH)
  • 1.8. U.T.B. 88
  • 1.9. SNIPER (FT. LORD SPIKEHEART)
  • 1.10. WA KALEBULE
  • 1.11. LAPIS LAZULI (FT. LORD SPIKEHEART)