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TITLE
Wono EP
FORMAT
12"

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OR 004EP OR 004EP
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RELEASE DATE
5/14/2021

12" EP featuring music by London based producer and DJ Koichi Sakai, a well-known head in London music circles thanks to his role in co-founding the legendary Afrobeat Vibration nights alongside Dele Sosimi. In collaboration with Ghanaian percussionist and singer Afla Sackey (Afrik Bawantu), this project sees Koichi mixing African percussion instruments and themes with synths and drum machines. The A Side features the dancefloor workout "Jingo", a fresh take on Babatunde Olatunji's original featuring vocals and percussion by Afla Sackey and guitar by Mao Yamada, with Koichi on synths and drum machine. On the B Side, "Wono", the title track from Koichi's debut LP, gets the remix treatment by Osunlade who takes Afla's lead vocals and a few percussion elements and turns it into a stripped-down, hypnotic dancefloor monster. On the second B Side track, Venezuela producer Pocz, aka Carlos Mayoral, creates a funked-up, Latinized version of the original featuring a brand new bassline and jazzy synths. This EP comes as a lead up to Koichi's first LP, Wono, to be released towards the end of 2019.