V/A : Sounds Of Lecak Vol 1 2xLP
Label : Kribo Records
*** The release comes in 2 variants; the standard black vinyl (this) and limited colour splatter (for Singapore Exclusive Market) ***
This release features Kribo Records, the home-grown independent label founded by the enigmatic musician and producer known simply as Maggot. We’re proud to release this compilation on vinyl in partnership with Japanese / Amsterdam-based label Guruguru Brain. Sounds of Lecak Vol. 1 is set to be released on the 1st of June as a double LP compilation of curated singles from the Kribo Records catalog. Housed in a gatefold sleeve with artwork from Singaporean studio Vinylheavy, the compilation presents a window into the unique cultural landscape of the Nusantara archipelago. TAV Records is proud to be working with an internationally recognized label, Guruguru Brain, who focuses their releases primarily on Asian artists. We are truly excited for what this means for Singaporean music and its presence in the international market through this collaboration.
Sitting atop a bean curd shop on grungy Geylang Road in Singapore, a room filled with vintage gear serves as the home and studio of Kribo Records, the home-grown independent label founded by the enigmatic musician and producer known simply as Maggot. This is where his madcap studio wizardry conjures up the muggy, sweaty, funky and groovy tunes that soundtrack his world within the melting pot culture of his homeland.
This is the Sound of Lecak, a regional stamp on the global retro funk and soul movement, inspired by the indigenous word that can mean moist, wet, muddy or even naughty. Filtered through his love of global soul and rhythms of the ‘60s and ‘70s, Maggot and his collaborators offer up a vibe that’s equal parts Thai Luk Thung / Molam, African Afrobeat, 70’s U.S. funk, disco, psych, soul, and U.K. pop. This collection of Kribo Records singles provides a peek into Maggot’s singular musical attitude, and provides a window into the unique cultural landscape of the Nusantara archipelago.