May 24, 2012

V4YS EP Review - Bukky Leo & Black Egypt - Skeleton EP

What about some brand new afrobeat vibes ?

Thanks to German-based Agogo Records label (which we recently mention following their release of the brillant nu-soul LP from The Soul Session) a legendary Nigerian musician is back with a very promessing EP titled Skeleton EP.

I'm talking of saxophonist Bukky Leo that you may know for his previous solo productions (notably the brillant album Afrobeat Visions from 2005) or more obviously for his collaboration with Fela Kuti and his drummer Tony Allen in the 70's/80's.

Before releasing an LP at the end of the year, Bukky is warming up the scene with a couple of tracks displaying  the two sides of afrobeat : first Skeleton, a slow poetic groove offering a beautiful dialog between an electric guitar melody and the horns, then Afrobeat Jam, an explosive dancing cut with vocals chorus answering a horns deluge.
But that's not all ! Gilles Peterson and DJ/producer Simbad join the party to offer two great soulful/afro house remixes of Skeleton.
Definitely my favorite afrobeat prodiction since last year From Africa With Fury: Rise by Seun Kuti !

Below snippets from the four tracks. The LP will be available on June 11th.

Retrouvez cette chronique en  français sur le site WegoFunk !

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