Mugwisa International Xylophone Group (M.I.X.G) is led by the village chief, Mugwisa. This EP is the result of a collaboration project working with musicians & local villages in Uganda to develop an outdoor performance area that will help people from outside the community join the experience. This record features electronic constructs and remixes of the acoustic recording sessions.
the first release in a series of collaborations between Santuri, Soundthread and OtC. The Soundthread and Santuri collaboration led to Iganga, about 4 hours drive from the Ugandan capital Kampala.Iganga is a place in Uganda is where you can find the Embaire xylophone instrument. 32 slabs of wood are strung together and dug into a pit in the ground that acts as a huge resonator. It needs roughly nine people to play it, and once heard it’s hard to forget.
On The Corner is a local label with a global outlook, bringing together a fusion of raw sounds from off the corners worldwide. Run with love by record collector and DJ Pete Buckenham, each release is carefully crafted and highly personal, and it’s a delight to discover gems on such uncharted territory.
“I called it on the corner sessions because it was that idea that Miles Davis had with the album ‘On The Corner’, y’know the whole cut ’n’ paste thing – street music and funk. It was almost the birth of hip-hop techniques; there was a bit of Stockhausen thrown in as well as the kinda psychedelic funk and stuff.”
12" vinyl. Released August 12, 2016
1. Jinja Pearls (Sam Jones Construct) 09:31
2. Mazongoto Woods (Alejandro Mosso Rework) 08:49
3. The Munaana of Mugwisa (Ishmael at the Controls) 04:27