Get It As You Move: 12" VinylSNDW12047
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Release Date: 23rd September
Scorching hot West African Afrobeat Disco all over this one, that has that 70s funk and groove but is very much a project of today's best African players.
For those who dig: Big West African funk and disco party vibrations, squelchy synths, grooves for days, bass lines you could dance on. Ibibio Sound Machine, Pigeon...
As the name suggests, Sai Galaxy represents a star-studded cluster of
artists from around the world - their varied styles colliding to form a
refreshing fusion of classic Afrobeat, disco and West African funk
Drawing from the influence of 70s and 80s Nigerian artists such as Nkono Teles,
Jake Sollo and Mike Umoh, the Sai Galaxy collective is on a mission to reproduce
the analogue warmth and groove from those decades. Consequently, they lean
heavily on 70s production techniques - free from the predictable rigidity of digital
Spearheaded by Australian multi-instrumentalist Simon Durrington (from Digital
Afrika), the members include Olugbade Okunade - former trumpet player from
Seun Kuti's Egypt 80 - as well as guests Gabriel Otu, Ray Lédon and Vanessa
While the EP seeks to reflect 70s production, glimpses of contemporary elements
can be found in the arrangements and harmonies, at times reminiscent of
modern artists such as Lord Echo, Bosq and Voilaaa.
As Durrington believes: "dance is vital to health and community". And with an EP
that urges you to dance from start to finish, consider Sai Galaxy a cosmic tonic
for the modern lifestyle.
For fans of: Kiki Gyan, Doing It In Lagos compilation, Flamingo Pier, Khruangbin,
Space Grapes label, David Mancuso
- Rendezvous Feat. Vanessa Baker
- Obio Feat. Gabriel Otu
- Don't Wanna Be Your Lover Feat. Raymond Lédon
- Get It In The Sun Feat. Olugbade Okunade