Listen To This Gorgeous Ode To The Drum Orchestras Of Trinidad

Courtesy of U.K.-Trinidad duo Jus Now.

June 14, 2016
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For their collaborative project Jus Now, U.K. producer Sam Interface and Trinidad producer LAZAbeam find singularity in mashing up two distinct genres that share more common ground than you'd think: dance-oriented electronic and Trini soca. On "Laventille," premiering today on The FADER, Jus Now fuse those influences into a seven-minute opus that pays homage to the traditional rhythm sections that are the pulsing, propelling heartbeat of soca.

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Here's how Jus Now described the track to The FADER: "'Laventille' is our ode to the powerful drum culture of Trinidad & Tobago, which is derived from its unique collision of African and Indian ancestry. Laventille Rhythm Section is a 30-strong drum orchestra that represents the heart and soul of T&T's innovative percussive style. We're fortunate to work with them closely and had to pay tribute. Old world cultures collide in a new world style. That's one of the keys to our sound..that balance between rough/smooth, old/new slick/dirty."

Enjoy below.

"Laventille" is off Jus Now's forthcoming Alone EP, out this Friday, June 17. Preorder it here.
Listen To This Gorgeous Ode To The Drum Orchestras Of Trinidad