Against The Clock: Ethiopian Records

Ethiopian 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.

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