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- Listen to Ethiopian newcomer E.R.’s pneumatic debut ‘Qen Sew ቅን ሰዉ (For My Father)’Nascent label 1432 R returns to Ethiopia for its latest release. The Washington, DC-based imprint first caught our attention with the release of Mikael Seifu’s Yarada Lij EP, a record that seamlessly fused Ethiopian folk music with a range of electronic styles and techniques. When speaking with Seifu, he mentioned his contemporary Ethiopian Records (born Endeguena Mulu), another artist mining similar territory in Addis Ababa. Mulu will also make his debut on 1432 R, with his Ethiopian Records moniker shortened to E.R. Like Seifu, he lists Ethiopian traditional music and J Dilla among his influences, which also include Amon Tobin, Mala, Kode9 and Ethio-jazz founder Mulatu Astatke. …
- Max D debuts on 1432 R with fourth album, Many AnyBy Henry Bruce-Jones Listen to a new track, ‘Fly Around The Room’, now. Max D, AKA Andrew Field-Pickering, has returned with a new album, Many Any. The Future Times co-founder’s fourth full-length as Max D will arrive via Washington label 1432 R and is his first since his 2016 album Boost. Listen to a new track, ‘Fly Around The Room’, below. READ MORE ON FACT ..
- Against The Clock: Ethiopian RecordsEthiopian Records is the alias of Addis Ababa-based Endeguena Mulu, a driving force behind the city’s Ethiopiyawi electronic sound, which takes its cues from the country’s rich jazz scene of the 1960s and ’70s and modern sampling techniques. Over the past few years, Mulu’s music has appeared on Washington, D.C.’s 1432 R label and Warp’s Arcola offshoot. We visited the producer at his studio where he delves into his own self-recorded sample library to build a track in 10 minutes using Ableton Live and MIDI controllers. READ MORE ON FACT ..