DJ Khalab’s path is an imaginary one, that brings us to the future Africa: productions that explore both the tradition of Pan-African music and simultaneously the more contemporary electronic experimentations. A continuous back and forth journey from tribes to psyche, from desert to space shuttles, from jungle to skyscrapers, from remote subconscious to the most real and far Africa to be. DJ Khalab is the darker side of a DJ, producer, radio broadcaster and music researcher who in Italy is acknowledged as one of the most influential representatives of new sounds and “black” music.
Eunoto is a ritual that takes place on the tenth year of the life a masai warrior, it is performed in order for him to step definitively into adulthood. This will allow him to evolve his status, carry on with his life: he can marry, have children. In the same way DJ Khalab closes this personal new phase with Eunoto EP: in the past ten years, DJ Khalab has explored, analyzed, sampled sounds, voices, colours and nuances from the world, even by stealing. Ten years of militancy at the consolle as a DJ during which he has obtained credibility and prestige.
Resident for five years at the Afrodisia nights, that where the first in Europe to bet on the rebirth of African music through new generations of producers and creative talents of the Mother Continent. Eunoto is the exact moment in which his path lives a tangible mutation. The moment of violent rejection, of the forced expulsion of his darkest perceptions. The EP that holds the highest point of his feelings, the extremities of his vision. Eunoto EP is simultaneously the end of a trail and the beginning of a new creative period.
“It takes one day to destroy a house; to build a new house will take months and perhaps years. If we abandon our way of life to construct a new one, it will take thousands of years”
Substance It’s the track that tells us about the first contact between Africa and DJ Khalab. A metaphysical journey, an oniric and unconscious event, rediscovered with the help of a shamanic substance extracted from the eboka plant.
Medal Of Feedom A tribute to Maya Angelou, one of the most purposeful Afroamerican woman of our time who died in May 2014 after a life. Maya, who in 2011 received the honor award “Presidential Medal of Freedom” by Barack Obama, is one of the most important Afroamerican women of this century. In her life Maya had many different jobs: she was a poetess but also a prostitute, dancer and university teacher, singer and journalist. Her oeuvre is considered a milestone of the Afroamerican culture.
Malala « I don’t mind if I have to sit on the floor at school. All I want is education. And I’m afraid of no one. » It’s dedicated to Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Prize. A Pakistani student, victim of terrorism, who has become a symbol of the battle against the oppression of children and young people and for the right to education for all children.
Amagqoboka This word indicates all those who have “a hole in their hearts”. Amagqboka is a word that defines black people who have embraced Christian beliefs. Metaphorically, it’s the definition of westernized africans, who have “opened a hole” in the tradition of African culture.
Tiende! Feat Clap Clap! It means “Let’s go!” in the nyanja language.