Having released the album Kalba to huge critical acclaim, Wah Wah 45s are now ready to unleash the next stage of this unique cross-continental project, fronted by Ghanain xylophonist Isaac Birituro and Leeds based sing-songwriter and Grammy nominated producer Sonny Johns, AKA The Rail Abandon.
Their debut album caused something of a stir this year, with Gilles Peterson, Cerys Matthews and many more showing it the love it deserves. Even though the album has plenty of club friendly moments, the label decided to let some of their favourite producers give you their own interpretations of this landmark album for Wah Wah 45s. So up stepped rising stars of the tropical scene, Village Cuts, to deliver a typically uptempo and life-affirming re-work of Yesu Yan Yan; the erstwhile Innocent Sorcerer from Poland, Envee, to give the same cut a more Afro-disco feel; Hong Kong bass worriers Blood Wine or Honey to rework So Ma into a monstrous dance floor destroyer; and Singapore based Kaye from the mighty Darker Than Wax with his clever re-rub of Nye Fo Chen that’ll put you in a proper jazz dance trance!
Back in the 60's and 70's, there was a type of music you listened to at dinner parties called 'Easy Listening'. Well, this is the 2019 version of that. Nice string arrangements, non-intrusive, great for ironing, eating etc. Put it on at your next dinning event, I guarantee your guests will ask "What's this? It's got a good beat." darwyn