The Kingston-based production crew Equiknoxx is back with a new album, Colón Man. The Jamaican musicians build their own cast of experimentation to form a music that combines noise and music in ways we haven’t heard before. Gavin “Gavsborg” Blair, the Kingston-based producer and center of the Equiknoxx sound, describes Colón Man as, “an album of many coequals, like a polyhedron.” The name of the album has historical inspiration, drawing from Jamaican workers who were instrumental in building the Panama Canal in the late nineteenth / early twentieth centuries, and would return home with coin. Equiknoxx has strong elements from the spirit of dancehall, with their shifting, fluid, adaptive, and malleable music that transcend the normal. The album is a mesmerizing blend of experimental sensibilities and riddims; that’s the short of it!
Kareece Put Some Thread In A Zip Lock
Heathen Emissaries From The Dens of Babylon
Your Ears Are Not Very Small
Ceremonial Eating Dog
Sent For Ducklings Got Ducks
Enter A Raffle Win A Falafel
A World of Welsh
Definitely Not Something Offensive
Waterfalls In Ocho Rios
We Miss You Little Joe
Released: November 24, 2017
Colón Man comprises music that is perfect for when you’re in the mood for exploration and suspense, but nothing that is to dense with notes or complex rhythms. With hip ambient world beats and just a hint of jungle colors and sounds, the music is always a journey. The songs are easy to get lost in, whether the music is a soundtrack to an activity or a beat to shake the money maker on the dance floor, there is always an unavoidable pulse of sensuality and joy.