Premiere: Alo Wala feat. The Clerk’s “Timbuktu” (Swick & Lewis CanCut Remix)


Back in the day Public Enemy’s Chuck D asked “Bass, how low can you go?” Now it’s a question of how far bass music can go. Enter Chicago-born, Copenhagan-based rapper Alo Wala (a.k.a. Shivani Ahlowalia), whose bottom-heavy sound embraces booty shaking music from all over the world. Dancehall, juke, hip-hop, jungle…all of these styles and more flow through her inspired sound.

After aligning with the Enchufada label to release her Cityboy EP last month — which was realized in association with a coterie of producers from all over the world — comes Swick & Lewis’ red-hot re-rub of “Timbuktu” which we’re proud to premiere.

“For us this remix was just a really fun day in the studio trying things out,” the Melbourne-based Swick & Lewis tell Big Shot. “We spent the morning listening to older club and jungle tracks on YouTube then started with the vocal and went from there. I think the fact that a lot of early club tracks at the time were experimenting with new ways of making music, that made us want try new sounds and make something quite loose.”

Crank up the track below and get ready to move your waistline to the bassline.

Alo Wala’s Cityboy EP is out now on Enchufada. Catch Wala on her tour of India when she plays Sharda University in Noida on December 7, The Humming Tree in Bangalore on December 19 and Sunburn Festival on December 29.

Darren Ressler

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