The past few years have witnessed a raft of electronic producers exploring non-Western - particularly African - forms.
Think LV's 'Sebenza' project, or Scratch DVA's espousal of South African kwaito. Alongside this file Auntie Flo's stunning afro-futurism or 2562's experimental guise A Made Up Sound.
Now James Holden and Floating Points are set to go straight to the source. The pair have been invited to collaborate with Moroccan musicians as part of a project organised by the Dar Al-Ma'Mûn centre for artistic residencies.
Running between March 24th and 31st, the project represents part of the closing week of the fifth Marrakech Biennale.
In all, James Holden, Floating Points, Biosphere and Vessel will work with several Moroccan musicians drawing on the Gnawa discipline.
As yet, an official release has not been confirmed although Boiler Room will broadcast two sets drawing on the project (March 28th - 29th).
(via Resident Advisor)
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