South African producer Esa this week tried his hand at Fact Magazine’s ten minute ‘Against The Clock’ challenge, and produced one of the most impressive performances yet as he combined sounds from across the African continent and brooding electronic intervals to create a meandering soundscape with plenty of texture. Throwing live recorded kalimba, hand drum, keyboards and more into the mix alongside an array of sequenced drum machines and baffling electronic noisemakers, the Highlife and Worldwide FM regular showed why he is held in such high regard as a producer and band leader for Ghanaian star Ata Kak.
Esa plays in Manchester on Friday 10th November as part of the Dekmantel takeover of The Warehouse Project at Store Street. Other names on the lineup include Marcel Dettmann, Robert Hood, Shanti Celeste, Call Super and Young Marco.
Photo courtesy of Esa