Mo Kolours

Mo Kolours

Contemporary beats-man, Mo Kolours, and his indigenous-influenced sounds.

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Joseph Deenmamode, known professionally as Mo Kolours, is a half-Mauritian, half-British music producer, percussionist, and vocalist.

Mo Kolours,  has dropped his second album, “Texture Like Sun”, which moves one step further in this one-man band’s musical destiny.
The South-London based extraordinaire has been on the scene for a few years before releasing his first self-titled album in 2013.

Video Clip from the Mo Kolours first album

Mo Kolours’ amalgamation of sounds are hugely influenced by indigenous music from around the world, roots and old school hip hop courtesy of luminaries, A Tribe Called Quest. Somewhat of a musical explosion, Mo Kolours’ music has a wide appeal with lyrics that impart wisdom, social issues and humour.
On his latest album, Mo Kolours aka Joseph Deenmamode, follows a spontaneous path which continues in line with his visionary musical process.
“This record is about cycles,” Mo Kolours said. “From the tiny cycles of loops within songs to the broader cycle of the whole album, which is designed to take you away and bring you home again at the end. Loops within loops. Loops overlapping in different ways and shifting as they go can take you very far away. You hear it in lots of African music, in jazz and hip hop”.
The 19-track album includes a few covers—versions of the Isley Brothers’ “Harvest For The World” and The Stranglers’ “Golden Brown” look back to his earliest musical memories. The record also integrates elements of hip-hop, soul and dub, his productions akin to West Coast beatsmiths such as Madlib in some places, and Theo Parrish or Moodymann in others, according to Mo Kolours’ record label One-Handed Music.
Mo Kolours is known for his sampling and “Texture Like Sun” like his first album, “Mo Kolours”, is indicative of the kaleidoscope of sounds that Mo Kolours is open to.
Speaking about loops and the music he has digested over the years, Mo Kolours told Juno Music that it’s his endeavour to teach his children about the world through music.
He said: “These kinds of records add to my library of musical representations from all the people of the world. I have a dream to teach my children about the world, through listening to music, and educate myself along the way. So I’ve got to have something from every corner of the globe to play to them.”
The man who owns a vast catalog of indigenous records cites “Music from the Mountain Provinces”, recorded in the Philippines by David Blair Stiffler as “an incredible record”.
He said: “[Music from the Mountain Provinces] is a snapshot of a moment in time. The sound-scape of these people is wide-ranging, exotic and familiar. Hypnotic and elemental. Listening to this record without knowing its origin would leave the listener hard placed to guess where these recordings were made. This is something I find often when listening to ‘indigenous/traditional’ (original) music from around the globe.”
Be prepared to be musically enlightened and rhythmically challenged with “Texture Like Sun”.
Mo Kolours’ “Texture Like Sun” is out now on One-Handed Music  
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