Dance Together - Dele Sosimi (featuring Prince Fatty and Nostalgia 77)

from the EP You No Fit Touch Am In Dub (2016)

Dele Sosimi is a London-born keyboard player who moved to Nigeria at as a child.  By his 16th birthday, he was a full-fledged member of Fela Kuti's Egypt 80.  A staggering accomplishment.  He then helped Fela's son - Femi Kuti - create the band Positive Force and help drive the global AfroBeat explosion.

Today, he is back in London making music in many formats, large and small.  I had an opportunity to catch one of his shows at a club in Brixton a few years ago.  It was magical.

This summer, Wah Wah 45s - my favorite British indie label - put out an EP capturing dub remixes of last year's album, You No Fit Touch Am.  This record also includes a dub version of a song titled Dance Together, which does not appear on the original album.

I really dig this track.

This dub treatment of an AfroBeat performance is aided by jazz producer Nostalgia 77 and dub producer Prince Fatty.  Collectively, they create a delicious sonic concoction that twists and turns at a somewhat downtempo pace, allowing you to enjoy every element.  The snare drum and horns trip me out.

Click Here to listen to the extended version of Dance Together.