African Vibration


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Soundway take another shimmy through our collective wantlist this week, hooking up a fresh reissue of an indemand dancefloor banger. Originally pressed on a 7" in 1987, "Hinde" was both African Vibration's final release and their finest moment. A unique piece of East African synthesised soul from 1980s Kenya, it was reissued by the label as part of the "Kenya Special: Volume Two" compilation in 2016, but following the recent acquisition of the master tapes it has now been revitalised to a standard surpassing its former glory, and cut loud on 12” vinyl for the dancefloor. 
Built on a sturdy foundation of ultra funky drumbox percussion (a la Andras Fox or Young Marco on a naive tip), the track rolls through whistle synthwork, soulful vocals and marketplace ambience while a thick and slick synth bass holds down the bottom end. 
For this 12" reissue, Soundway hand the master tapes over to recent recruit Julien Dyne, who continues his rich vein of form from 2018's "Teal" to deliver an extended, expanded rework complete with dubbed out echoes, glistening synth motifs and a gliding vibe. Think Domenique Dumont on safari and you're in the moment.


Patrick says: Not only have Soundway done us a favour by reissuing this synth soul classic from 80s Kenya, but they've allowed Julien Dyne the opportunity to transform the track into a super chill synthwave variation I can't get enough of.


Hinde (Julien Dyne Rework)

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