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SamplesAugust 24, 2021
Splice Sessions Dakar Street Percussion

Splice Sessions Dakar Street Percussion

This edition of Sessions was recorded on location in Dakar with producer and recording artist, Iss 814 in an effort to capture the sounds of Dakar’s nature and city life. We recorded the sounds of the city streets, street performers, and found sound percussion created by hitting various materials with sticks. [...]
SamplesAugust 7, 2021
Splice Sessions West African Visions

Splice Sessions West African Visions

This release is part two of a two-part series (following West African Meditations) featuring folk instrumentation and free-flowing musical passages commonly used in West African traditions. Recorded and produced at La Boutique Studios Dakar by Pape Armand Boye, this collection provides further insights into the sonic experience of West African spirituality, where music is the centerpiece of [...]
SamplesAugust 4, 2021
Splice Sessions Sounds of Casamance

Splice Sessions Sounds of Casamance

This pack was recorded in Dakar at Laboutique Studios, produced by Pape Armand Boye. Working with musicians from the Casamance region - a tiny, isolated sliver of land below Gambia - this pack is a deep dive into the Diola ethnic music of the region’s people. [...]
SamplesAugust 4, 2021
Splice Sessions Sounds of Fuuta

Splice Sessions Sounds of Fuuta

This pack was produced by Pape Armand Boye at Laboutique Studios in Dakar. This is a deep dive into the region of Fuuta in Senegal and represents the Pulaar ethnic group. Pape only worked with musicians from the Fuuta region to recreate sounds that represent their culture, heritage, and region. [...]
SamplesJuly 29, 2021
Pulsed Records World Series - African Drums

Pulsed Records World Series - African Drums

'World Series: African Drums' by Pulsed Records delivers a high quality collection of authentic African drum loops and percussion variations ready to spice up your productions. [...]
SamplesJune 18, 2021
Splice Sessions West African Meditations

Splice Sessions West African Meditations

This Splice Sessions release offers a unique and uplifting take on meditative sounds. Recorded and produced at La Boutique Studios Dakar by Pape Armand Boye, this collection of folk instrumentation and free-flowing musical passages features West African rhythms, vocals, and instruments such as the balafon, ngoni, and kora. Plus, synths, guitars, drums, and percussion. Providing a glimpse into the [...]
SamplesMay 27, 2021
Vandalism Ultra African Vocals

Vandalism Ultra African Vocals

'Ultra African Vocals' have stepped up to give you, the music creators the ultimate addition to your productions. Vocals that are tribal in nature but cover many genres. That extra something you need to lift your instrumental House track into that chart topping release. [...]
SamplesFebruary 21, 2021
Sonic Collective Sounds of Mauritius

Sonic Collective Sounds of Mauritius

Considered the jewel of the Indian Ocean’s Mascarene Islands, Mauritius is located 1200 Miles off the East Coast of Africa. The music of Mauritius has roots in Afro-Malagassy dance and music traditions from the slaves brought there in the 1600’s and features an intoxicating triplet-based groove. This style was formerly known as Tschiéga, today widely known as Sega. Performed with [...]
SamplesFebruary 17, 2021
Splice Sessions Senegalese Makossa

Splice Sessions Senegalese Makossa

Recorded at La Boutique Studio in Dakar and produced by Pape Armand Boye, this pack is a deep dive into the infectious style of makossa. Originated in Cameroon, these bright, funky sounds are designed to get people moving. The style features strong electric bass rhythms and prominent brass, which you’ll find in this pack alongside gentle vocals, keys, and more. [...]
SamplesJanuary 30, 2021
Splice Sessions Modern Afrobeat with ISS 814

Splice Sessions Modern Afrobeat with ISS 814

Iss 814 returns with his fourth Splice Sessions pack, this time putting the Senegalese twist on the modern Afrobeat and Afropop sounds that have taken Nigeria and the world by storm. This pack was crafted with today’s R&B, hip hop, and pop producers in mind, offering them expertly executed Senegalese rhythms and ancient instruments like the ngoni, kora, and talking drum (tama). [...]
SamplesDecember 9, 2020
Splice Sessions Senegalese Percussion

Splice Sessions Senegalese Percussion

Recorded at LaBoutique Studios Dakar, Griot percussionists Khadim Gueye and Awa Balla (known as Abba, artistically) performed in the sabar, Afrobeat, mbalax, and traditional ancient styles of Senegal. [...]
SamplesNovember 2, 2020
Splice Sessions West African Voices

Splice Sessions West African Voices

Recorded at Laboutique Studios Dakar, Senegalese singers Tidiane Batjily and Marietou Kouyate laid down improvised vocals in the style of Malian traditional folk (of the country Mali), mbalax, and Afrobeat. These vocals are powerfully stunning and mesmerizing. [...]
SamplesOctober 24, 2020
Splice Sessions Senegalese Soukous

Splice Sessions Senegalese Soukous

Soukous is a style of African popular music characterized by syncopated rhythms and intricate contrasting guitar melodies. It originated in the Democratic Republic of Congo, known as Zaire in the 1970s when the genre emerged and made its way through both Africa and France. [...]
SamplesOctober 21, 2020
Splice Sessions Afro Cuban

Splice Sessions Afro Cuban

Cuba has a long history of influencing the music and culture of West Africa. It dates back from the 18th Century slave trade to the 1920s when record companies began marketing Cuban music in Africa. The genre really took off in the 1960s and ‘70s when the Cuban administration brought aid to West African countries gaining their independence from France, resulting in an influx of Cuban immigrants [...]
SamplesSeptember 30, 2020
Splice Sessions Senegal Afrobeat

Splice Sessions Senegal Afrobeat

Recorded at Studio Laboutique in Dakar, some of West Africa’s top musicians gathered to capture the Senegalese take on the highlife and Afrobeat sounds of Nigeria. Drawing inspiration from iconic artists like Fela Kuti and Ebo Taylor, modern dancehall influences were injected into this pack as well. Find tons of West African drums and ancient percussion, horns, guitars, and more. [...]
SamplesSeptember 30, 2020
Splice Sessions Senegalese Serum with Wagane Faye

Splice Sessions Senegalese Serum with Wagane Faye

Wagane Faye—a prominent keyboardist for many of Dakar’s mbalax and Afrobeat bands—joined us at Laboutique Studios Dakar to record ample MIDI in the styles of mbalax, Afrobeat, dancehall, Afroswing, and Afropop. We then cut those MIDI performances into loops and made corresponding Serum presets for each. These presets focus on the sounds of West Africa. You'll find fula flutes, ngoni, kora, [...]
SamplesJuly 31, 2020
Splice Sessions Senegalese Guitar with Malick Diouf

Splice Sessions Senegalese Guitar with Malick Diouf

For this installment of Sessions recorded at Laboutique Studio in Dakar, Malick Diouf laid down guitar tracks in the styles of Afrobeat, mbalax, Afropop, dancehall, folk, and rock. He was joined by a kora player and ngoni player to round out the pack, while a keyboardist added layers to his compositions. We recorded directly in rather than using an amp, as the result is more true to the African [...]
SamplesJune 7, 2020
Splice Sessions Balafon with Sidy Koita

Splice Sessions Balafon with Sidy Koita

This edition of Splice Sessions was recorded at Laboutique Studios Dakar with Sidy Koita, a world-renown balafonist who plays with the Orchestre National du Sénégal and many other acts. A member of the griot family in the Mandinka community of Senegal, Koita celebrates the marriage of traditional Senegalese instruments with modern music techniques. It brings him great joy to see the [...]
SamplesJune 5, 2020
Splice Sessions Dakar Trap with ISS814

Splice Sessions Dakar Trap with ISS814

This pack was born from the Senegal edition of Splice Sessions. The producer Iss 814 (born Ismaila Talla) used some of the raw material from those sessions recorded in Dakar last April to craft his own sounds. The resulting pack amplifies the style he originated called Dakar Trap, combining West African rhythms with those of western hip hop. In addition to plenty of brand new material, Ismaila [...]