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  • Summary: In 2011, DJ Gilles Peterson asked British dubstep producer Mala to come to Cuba to help on his "Havana Cultura: The Search Continues" album. Mala integrated the sounds he heard on his first official solo full-length debut release.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
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  1. Oct 23, 2012
    80
    Amid all that cultural confusion basking in a neon glow, Mala in Cuba is a welcome relief, an artist reveling in his uncertainty and building it into something original and authentic.
  2. Sep 14, 2012
    80
    If it isn't both the most purposeful and moving album to come out of dubstep, it's got to be at least one of the two.
  3. Sep 12, 2012
    80
    The stabilisers are off for global fusion; the first ride could have been a lot worse.
  4. Oct 22, 2012
    80
    Sonically ambitious it may be, but it's consistently accessible. [Nov 2012, p.94]
  5. Oct 3, 2012
    70
    Every now and again a ray of sun shines through, a warmth and homeliness that Buena Vista Social Club and its ilk condition you to expect, but more often they're glazed with a chill. [Sep 2012, p.62]
  6. Oct 5, 2012
    70
    What we end up with is a fairly decent dubstep album with Cuban samples sprinkled on top.
  7. Sep 24, 2012
    60
    This unconventional marriage winds up being one that's most conventional, with the traffic of conversation decidedly one way.

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