Wilson Boateng

Asew Watchman

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Reissue of this amazing Ghanian boogie / highlife record from 1988. Cut loud on 12” and therefore optimized for dancefloor action. In addition we get two remixes from Amsterdam-based DJ Mendel.

Originally privately released in a small run by Wilson himself, ‘Asew Watchman’ and ‘Mabre Agu’ were both recorded in Brixton, London in 1988 after his relocation from Ghana to the UK in search of stardom, following the footsteps of burger highlife stars Pat Thomas, George Darko and Thomas Frempong.

Sadly, however, after pressing one thousand copies of the album, and although the music itself rivalled the very best burger highlife of the time, Wilson was beset by various obstacles both in London and back home. As such, the record was unable to make the headway that it deserved, and the music was soon lost into obscurity.

Nevertheless, with original copies now selling for triple figures on the second-hand market, and after a two-year search to track Wilson down, Kalita felt obliged to repress this lost classic.


Matt says: Afro-boogie that'll find favour with lovers of Don Laka and Oby Onyioha. I like the two OGs / two remix format very much. You'll get loads of legs outta this!


Side 1
1. Asew Watchman (4:42)
2. Mabre Agu (3:39)
Side 2
1. Asew Watchman (Mendel Extended Mix) (6:35)
2. Mabre Agu (Mendel Midnight Mix) (5:15)

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