Jim Pinckney processes the percussive Peckham panoramas of Mo Kolours.
Growing up in a mixed English and Mauritian household in multi cultural Peckham, South East London, Joseph Deenmamode aka Mo Kolours was raised with a rich contemporary musical diet that was also informed by sega, the creole music of the Indian Ocean islands played to him by his father. Finding inspiration in the bawdy, rattling and rocking delights of Ti Frere and other vintage sega artists, and mixing it up with the abstract beatmaking philosophy of the late J Dilla and Madlib, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry’s dubwise lunacy, and a hefty dose of soul and jazz essentials and outliers - the Mo Kolours mix is a kaleidoscopic tapestry of hazy hints and fluid musical memory joggers. Following up last year’s, potential packed but a touch scattershot, self titled debut, Deenmamode has mainly managed to reduce his bountiful ideas down to the only most essential this time around. Though he gives off an air of casualness with his sometimes wavering vocals and rickety naturalistic percussion, there is serious intent and precision on Textures Like Sun,
Songs played: Don’t Poison All The Water, Orphan’s Lament, A Soul’s Journey, Foundation, Texture Like Sun (Golden Brown), Harvest, Keep Cool, Pass It Round,