XOA + Contours – Express [Banana Hill Records]

Banana Hill Records is the natural outcome of a fantastic series of parties spawned by Cervo and JVC which take place in both Manchester and London. Touted as “one of the few true genre-spanning parties in the UK” by The Guardian, their past lineups boast names such as Gilles Peterson, Move D, Optimo, Quantic and plenty more to boot. Although the parties have been running since 2010, the record label is only just about to put out its second release, the first of which featured Cervo’s edits of Moroccan musician Majid Bekkas. Just like their parties, both records so far have an afrocentric and house leaning nature.

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Today, we’re happy to premiere the second track, Express, from Banana Hill’s sophomore record which comes in the form of a collaboration from XOA (soundcloud) and Contours (soundcloud) and is entitled “Too Much Talking”. A cut made for the dancefloor, it’s got a heady afro groove and throbbing sub bass which is bound to sound great on a proper system. The melodic elements really act as supporting pieces to the rhythm in this track with plucked jazzy guitars, slightly dubby chords and a shimmering synth line which rounds out the composition. Definitely the deeper of the two songs on the record, it’s bound to light up a late night dance floor.

Set to be out in a week, you can pre-order your copy from Juno.