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Get ready to freak the fuck out! Not only do we have an official, remastered reissue of this disco tinged, Afro funk treasure, now for the first time the ‘Karam Bani’ single has been cut to 12” – maximising every ounce of highlife soul from Sidiku Buari’s productions.
That undeniable US funk flavour coupled with Buari’s Ghanaian rhythms bring a zest to these grooves even the tangiest of forbidden fruits would fail to match. Those fuzzy keys and dusty highlife guitar licks sprinkle the West African flavour, whilst drumming demi-god Bernard Purdie provides the wizardry behind the infectious, yet precision like beats that make the track so unique. Purdie’s killer breaks combined with Buari’s jubilant vocals give a spirituality to this cut that’ll liven up any dancefloor - alongside being a gold mine for samples.
Flip it over and you’re hit with the joy filled jam, ‘Ye Koaba’. Tribal drums lead the way for a chorus of jubilant chants supplemented by glistening synth sounds and funk fuelled guitar riffs. It’s a feel-good slice of Ghanaian sunshine, capturing that community spirit and good-hearted nature Ghana’s famous for.
Two afro funk sensations sure to put a smile on your face, even when the skies are grey and you’re 5000 miles away from the glorious West African coastline.
Patrick says: Two of Sidiku Buari's hardest Afro-funk heaters finally find their way onto a remastered 12", officially repressed for the DJs and dancers. On the A-side "Karam Bani" stomps and sizzles, packing the platter with more heat than jollof rice, while "Ye Koaba" brings the mile wide smiles and ecstatic highlife on the flip.
A1. Karam Bani
B1. Ye Koaba