JD Twitch and Midland's Autonomous Africa project supersizes to dancefloor-ready 12"s and they do so with this really interesting Columbian Afrofunk release. You'll instantly recognise the A; a powerful rendition of Fela Kuti's "Shakalode", there's more than a smidgeon of Latin fire in those rampant, lolloping grooves. Meanwhile on the B, the label explores two of Wganda's lesser known originals; the tub-thumping, chant-heavy, organ-squeezing "Pim Pom" and the dusty percussive, blues harp-led folk number "La Botellita". With all proceeds going to Action In Africa, this wins in every possible direction.
Mukatsuku Records Chart, Koichi Sakai - Ghetto Lounge, AfroBase (Radio Chart), Craig Charles Funk And Soul, Cedric Woo, Adam Isbell -Racubah Sound System, Sol Power All-Stars, Afro Beat Foundation, I Love Disco!, Steve Lee, Jean Claude Gavri, Originals, Professor Shorthair, Philou Louzolo
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