November 17, 2017
The follow-up to one of our top 10 albums of 2016.
Jamaican dancehall duo Equiknoxx, aka Gavin Blair and Jordan Chung, have unveiled their new album Colón Man which is out on 17th November on Demdike Stare’s label DDS.
The duo released their breakout album, Bird Sound Power, on the label last year and came in 8th in our run-down of the 2016’s best albums. While that release mixed new material with tracks dating back to 2009, Colón Man is made entirely of new recordings and is considered the duo’s debut album.
The title refers to a famous folk song and character who returns from Cólon after working on the Panama Canal, as over 100,000 Jamaicans did. As the label puts it, the duo take the story as “a metaphorical foundational for a roots and future sound, acknowledging the vital groundwork of previous generations of producers, whilst soundly contextualizing their mutant new advancements of Jamaican dancehall.”
The 2xLP edition of the album is available available in an edition of 300 here. Look at the artwork and tracklist, along with Jordan “Time Cow” Chung’s VF Mix tribute to reggae great Dennis Brown.
01. ‘Kareece Put Some Thread In A Zip Lock’
02. ‘Heathen Emissaries From The Dens of Babylon’
03. ‘Plantain Porridge’
05. ‘Your Ears Are Not Very Small’
06. ‘Melodica Badness (Feat Addis Pablo)’
07. ‘Ceremonial Eating Dog’
08. ‘Sent For Ducklings, Got Ducks’
09. ‘Enter A Raffle… Win A Falafel’
10. ‘A World of Welsh’
11. ‘Definitely Not Something Offensive’
12. ‘Waterfalls In Ocho Rios’
13. ‘We Miss You Little Joe’