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BYC03 | 2018-02-16  
Original Mix (6:23)
The Moon
Original Mix (7:07)
Original Mix (6:47)
Led by Water
Original Mix (7:54)
Bayacou Beats (6:23)
An offering of dance can move mountains. This statement speaks to the spiritual depth of Ezel’s new EP “Anba Dlo”.

Anba Dlo or “Beneath the Waters” in Kreyol is a term utilized in the tradition of Vodou referring to the ancestral home of the spirits from which they come and go. The name is fitting for this body of work in which Ezel gives a glimpse into his connection with these energies. 

Things start off with “Nibo”, a mesmerizing, carnival inspired rhythm that serves as an offering and homage to the Loa, Guede Nibo, leader of the spirits of the dead. Traditional drums intertwine with syncopated synth stabs and dark pads to create a shadowy atmosphere that culminates in a multi-layered soundscape, as a prayer is being chanted “Vini danse woy, vini danse banda Guede Nibo”.

Next is “The Moon” where a steady, melodic arpeggiator line issues a call to all moon worshipers to gather and dance in its divine light. After that is “Caravan”, with its mechanical afro aesthetics, it portrays a sonic picture of the caravan of life that moves us all. Lastly “Lead by Water” envelops us in its serene, mellow atmosphere. Reverb drenched synths meet with sultry Rhodes lines, as we sail through the waters in the Immamou, the sacred boat in which offerings are delivered to the Spirit of the sea, Lord Agwe.

We pray this work fosters the spiritual connection of the listener and dancer with their own essence, and just like the essence of water, it brings life to the physical dancefloor, and the spiritual dancefloor within.

Tracklist & Credits


2.The Moon
4. Led by Water

Produced by Ezel at
Bayacou Studios, Santo Domingo, D.R.

Vocals performed by Christelle Laguerre 
at Terranota Studios.

Executive Producer: Ezel
Bayacou Records

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