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Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara

“I like to keep things raw and swinging so it never gets too pristine or too sweet…I like trancey, circular rhythms and voices that are in between pleasure and pain, where it’s bittersweet.” —Justin Adams.

Justin and Juldeh have been playing together for two years. “At certain soundchecks I’d start playing something and Juldeh would rush over and say ‘keep playing that! We’ve got to play that tonight’ Juldeh would record things on his mobile phone , so that’s they way we came up with a lot of material” explains Justin. Over time the two musicians have naturally fused their styles and begun to create a musical language of their own, where it becomes difficult to see if Justin is becoming more African or Juldeh more Western.

The reference points for this release are recordings from the 1950s by the likes of Bo Diddley and Muddy Waters.

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