18/05/2019: “Malasimbo” by Swindle featuring Hilarius Dauag

Swindle is one of the most talented musicians to come out of the U.K. bass spectrum.

His original sound was jazzy dubstep, in the same manner as Silkie, but he has diversified sonically now, encompassing a host of cinematic sounds and musical influences from around the world within a range of productions.

This song features a balafon player from the Phillipines, and takes inspiration from Malasimbo festival in that country.

The balafon is like a sort of xylophone, and you can hear it prominently in the track. It has a lovely rolling noise, like water trickling down a pebbled brook.

That percussion garnishes the tune very well. That said, the song is great anyway. From the artfully placed brass stabs, the heavy bass hits, and the snappy snares, the song has an undeniable rhythm to it, a certain swaying contentedness which is amplified by the foggy vocals and darting, airy flute.

The song was released in 2015 on the album Peace Love & Music, which features artists from all around the globe, masterfully woven into his own style.