dj khalab and baba sissoko: music to... urbanise your tribes to

The Italian afro-futurist meets Malian multi-instrumentalist in this mix.

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Oct 27 2015, 5:10pm

here.DJ Khalab is the Italian Afro-Futurist producer and DJ who is best known for his releases on fellow Italian Clap Clap's Black Acre imprint. His internationally developed sound fuses tribal drumwork, deep bass and complex layered electronic textures guaranteed to make your foot shake.

Teaming up on a special collaborative project with Malian multi-instrumentalist Griot Baba Sissoko, a man who is regarded as the undisputed master of the original talking drum - the Tamani - the pair have crafted the hypnotic, self-titled Khalab & Baba LP. Fans of electronic music and African sounds will find things both brand new and familiar within this LP as the sonic influences of Amadran, a repetitive and hypnotic musical structure typically found in Malian music, gets a new lease of life in the studio with DJ Khalab as he fuses their musical worlds together.

We've had the album on repeat since it landed in our inbox and knew it would only be right to have the pair delve into the mix for i-D. The two titled their mix, Music To... Urbanise Your Tribes To, as we share the Khalab and Baba's fusion of worlds through this exclusive sonic exploration.

Music to shift your mood from staying in to staying up all night…
MC Hammer, You Can't Touch This

Music for fiery arguments and emotional goodbyes…
Nina Simone, I Put A Spell On You

Music to kiss and make up to…
Damien Rice, Volcano

Music to heal a broken heart…
Erykah Badu - The Healer

Music to get high to…
Orbital, The Box Part One

Music to change your night from mediocre to magnificent…
Lil Wayne, A Milli

Music to take a long drive to…
Neil young, Tom Dula

Music to walk down the aisle to…
Sly & Family Stone, Family Affair

Music you'd like played at your funeral…
Manuela Torres, Palenque un Rincon de Africa

Music to have sex to…
Bernard "pretty" purdie , Touch Me Again

Music to celebrate your birthday to…
The Gaslamp Killer, Birthday music

Music guaranteed to give you serious swagger…
DJ Khalab & Clap Clap, Elon Mentana

Music to make even the wallflowers dance…
79rs gang, Drama

Music to play at the afterparty when it's 6am and the sun is beginning to rise…
Felix Laband, Ding Dong Thing

Music that could put even an insomniac to sleep…
Sven Kacirek, Too Good To Be True

DJ Khalab & Baba SissokoKhalab Baba LP is out now. Download it here.