Athens of the North
artist:SAMMY MASSAMBA
title:

AZALI (inc. AROOP ROY EDIT)

label:VIVE LA MUSIQUE (UK)

1,490円


A1 Azali
A2 Birika
B1 Azali (Aroop Roy Edit)

Vive La Musique presents two songs from prolific Congolese talent, Sammy Massamba, taken from his cult self-released album "1990 - Beni Soit Ton Nom". Both tracks have been remastered and the vinyl is presented in full colour artwork based on the original album and including previously unreleased images. Title track "Azali" immediately hooks you in with its mysterious intro, laden with early 90s keyboards and drum machine. Sammy's funk guitar and anthemic vocal lines turn this unique composition into an infectious afro-pop masterpiece. Label founder Aroop Roy steps up with a customary edit, extending the arrangement and giving the drums and mix a modern-club touch. Sammy describes the second track, "Birika", as a mix of Congolese Rumba, Afrobeat. and Reggae. A mid-tempo bass and guitar groove form the backdrop for Sammy's powerful vocals. An exquisite rumba guitar line completes another high class composition.




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