The Berlin-based producer will anthologize one of his latest projects in June.
One of the most recent projects from the Hard Wax owner, Mark Ernestus Presents Jeri-Jeri represents the Basic Channel man's increasing interest in African music. (He was also involved with compiling Honest Jon's Shangaan Electro album, among other things.)
For Jeri-Jeri, Ernestus collaborated with Sabar drummers from Senegal, led by Bkane Seck, as well as musicians who play Mbalax—a style of music described by RA's Justin Farrar as "an intricate and pointillist brand of trance-funk." The results, recorded in Dakar in 2011, were released as a series of five 12-inches on Ernestus' own Ndagga imprint.
The two compilations cover all the material released on those records, and will see release on CD, vinyl and digital. 800% Ndagga will contain the vocal tracks, while Ndagga Version is reserved for the instrumentals. Over the course of the two albums Ernestus collaborates with well-known Senegalese musicians, such as Youssou N'Dour and Baaba Maal.
01. Gawlo feat. Baaba Maal
02. Xale feat. Mbene Diatta Seck
03. Ndeye Gueye feat. Doudou Ndiaye Rose
04. Mbeuguel Dafa Nekh feat. Mbene Diatta Seck
05. Casamance feat. Ale & Khadim Mboup
06. Sama Yaye feat. Mbene Diatta Seck
07. Bamba feat. Mbene Diatta Seck, Ale & Khadim Mboup
01. Lignou Mome
02. Casamance Version
04. Sama Yaye Version
05. Xale Rhythm
06. Gawlo Version
07. Dub Dafa Nekh
09. Bamba Version
800% Ndagga and Ndagga Versions are available now digitally, and will be released on CD and vinyl through Ndagga on June 3rd, 2013.