Caribou launched his Jiaolong label today with a 3 track EP under his alias Daphni. This three track EP is made of two self penned productions and a remix of an obscure African record. The remix of Cos Ber Zam’s – Ne Noya is a percussive and live sounding drum track with looping African voice’s providing the main hook before a sinister bassline and an 80’s apocalyptic Blade Runner type pad pushes to the fore. At first I wasn’t sure on this one, but with repeated listens its originality really works. The second track on the EP ‘Yes I Know’ (featured on Caribou’s 2011 RA Podcast) is by far the standout moment on the EP, with its infectious soul/funk vocal looping incessantly against a filtered and heavily disguised Acid Bassline. This track is already firmly wedged in our record box. The final track on the EP is a quirky and twisted techno track with some odd eastern sounds creeping in and out of the mix. All in all a great first release making Jiaolong a label to watch.
Daphni AKA Caribou – Yes I Know / Jiao
Alternative YouTube Link Daphni AKA Caribou – Yes I Know
Radiohead – Little by Little (Caribou Remix)