Dikembe Manutu b​/​w Rage In The Cage

by Moscoman & Red Axes



Mosco fell asleep and awoke days later with Red Axes. This is their joint offering for the ESP Institute. Dikembe Manutu, the fictional character who’s name gives title to our thumping A side, establishes a lush theme based on meandering steel drums and reverberating toms while a slew of rich percussion leads us through the jungle on a melodic galloping bassline. Once this deep groove gets us rolling, we’re treated to a variety of twinklling melodies that float high above. On side B, Rage In The Cage is a true live drum machine jam, full of bleeps, detuned toms, abrasive cymbals, and plenty of left turns. We can only imagine the mood in the studio as these three old friends frantically smacked buttons and tweaked knobs, creating happy accidents and loving every menacing moment of chaos as they stirred this cauldron. These two songs will make you thirst for exotic nectars.


released January 15, 2016


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