following on from the critically acclaimed penya investigations cassettes and the 12inch acelere ep, afro-latin-electronic collective penya conclude an intensely creative period with a long player collection of tracks super liminal. liminal an in-between state references the transitional process the four piece band entered during a series of self-produced recording sessions held at penyas multi-instrumentalist magnus pis home studio between march 2016 and may 2017. penyas percussive and futuristic afro-latin sound also owes its genesis to the concept of liminality: the threshold of disorientation occurring during ritual practices. penya s hypnotic groovescapes, led by jim lem s bata drumming,ancient chants, sung by lilli elina, dubbed-out improvisations on trombone by viva msimangand lo-fi electronic production by magnus p.i create a sound that has garnered significant support on bbc 6 music via tom ravenscroft, worldwide fm via gilles peterson, on bbc radio 3s late junction, as well as being praised by a host of producers including dj khalab, will lv, dj jose marquez and dengue dengue dengue. penya s energised and engaging live show has also toured across uk festivals this summer, including brainchild, wilderness, farmfest and big love.
on the cornerís dj tool and eclectic favourite, versus is back for a second instalment. there are some familiar faces occupying this tasty wax and some new comers pushing the needle further-out on the corner. as 2015ís versus sold-out we d already acquired some fresh production talents and sent stems over to new and old friends alike. get your atlases out as we criss-cross the globe introducing you to artists from afar-afield as nairobi, manchester, pune, iringa, detroit, and south london.