Brussels-based artist Le Motel returns with a 4-track EP on Portuguese label XXIII. ‘Pots & Pans’ follows Le Motel’s ‘Transiro’ EP on his own Maloca Records imprint, released earlier this year.
On ‘Pots & Pans’, Le Motel uses organic elements stacking them against stems filled with bass and drums, adding to his excellent back catalogue of self-releases and collaborative projects.
Leading with ’Azande’, the track blends UK Garage, dub techno, and jungle and features hypnotic chants from Wayo - a small village in South Sudan. In this village music is king and everyone is a master of their shared sound which summons ancient polyrhythms of Africa’s newest nation.
‘Shaolin’ is a dark dubstep production featuring Nigerian MC, Magugu. The Shaolin training teaches you how to be sharp in a dangerous environment, ‘we come in peace but ready to defend our peace’.
On the last two tracks (‘Work Your Back’ and ‘Ay Chica’), Le Motel dominates with a brilliant blend of his varying influences whilst staying true to his focus of driving drums and weighty bass.
Le Motel - Pots & Pans
Release Date: 27 November 2020
4/B2. Whole Wide Worlds
Listen to snippets on Soundcloud