by / September 27th, 2011 /

State Mix #36 – Madu…plus ticket giveaway

Dublin-based band Madu, fronted by Irish/Malaysian brother and sister duo Salim and Aminah, are coming to The Workman’s Club on October 2nd to play a set that steers away from typical dub soul or reggae arrangements to create a psychedelic roots music imbued with mystery and nostalgia. “Madu is the musical communication between my brother and I built on our different creative expressions“, says Aminah. “The idea of collaborating together on an album occured in 2000 and life in all its ways brought us from that point to this“.

After 10 years of working on their repertoire and collaborating on various side projects, Salim and Aminah Dastan just recently finished recording MADU‘s first album From the Elders’ Yard. The work was carried out between Kuala Lumpur and Dublin and it features the sounds and flavours of many very talented friends. These include Daniel Rostrup, Simon Wall blasting magic horn parts, Liam O’Maonlai singing and playing on ‘The Lucky One’, trad man and luthier Frank Tate on Banjo, Aidili Fitri and Ridzwan Shaffi of Malaysia’s brassiest ska band 40 Winks, Angola’s beautiful Aline Frazão and Brighton’s Lucy Sessions both doing backing vocals and music activist DJ Izem.

The pair have put together a State mix for us that provides the perfect introduction to their sound, featuring the following tracks:

Madu – Striking Gold
Dj iZem – Do Avesso
Projetonave – Dubplate
Colm K – Basics
Dj iZem – Debaixo D’Agua
Benny Tones – Fire Fly
Madu – The Lucky One
Mr Upfull – Guembri Riddim

We also have four pairs of tickets to give away to the gig. To enter, just mail us at by 5pm on Friday 30th September.

Madu mixtape by statemagazine