We can’t be the only people around here who go weak at the knees at the prospect of a new Mala release.

While dubstep’s wider edifice has collapsed in on itself like a cardboard box in a Caribbean monsoon, Mark Lawrence somehow still finds interesting things to say at 140bpm, and his productions have continued to inspire awe and reverence from pretty much all quarters.

Just so with Mala In Cuba. The album – which came out of a series of visits made to the country by Mala, in the company of Brownswood boss Gilles Peterson – got us sufficiently excited to consider it worth pointing a camera in the pair’s faces, the results of which you can watch here.

Prior to the album, ‘Cuba Electronic’ and ‘Calle F’ will see release as a single. You can watch the video for the former below, in which Mala sees the night sights of Cuba and appears to have a lot of fun in the process. ‘Cuba Electronic’ / ‘Calle F’ is out on August 6; Mala In Cuba will be released through Brownswood Recordings on September 10.



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