1: Mpese Mpese Band - "Mpsese Theme" (Drumtalk remix)
2: Canadoes Dance Band - "Fine Woman" (Sofrito edit)
Another killer from the Sofrito crew, this time on an ’80s hookup feat. remix by Londoner DrumTalk and an edit by the Sofrito gang themselves on the flip. Words from the crew:
“On the A-side we’ve teamed up with new London producer DrumTalk for a remix of Ghana’s Mpese Mpese Band.
Initially released in 1986 the original track was an extended medley – the remix balances the swing of the original with heavy bass and chopped chords, bringing the track up to date while respecting the vibe of the original – an intense example of futuristic highlife that bridges the gap between Hackney and Accra
The flip sees the Sofrito crew present a killer groove courtesy of the Canadoes Dance Band, originally released on the Rogers All Stars label in 1982. A minor key intro drops into bouncing drums, handclaps and a bubbling bassline that build and build into a deep and unrelenting groove…”
A superb, high-paced offering commended by the likes of Gilles Peterson and Mr Scruff. Hit up the A side to put some sun and soul into your greyscale techno sets…