Fela Kuti – Shakara (Ossie’s Bump Edit)

‘Shakara’ is used among Nigerian youth meaning ‘to show off’, and with this new edit Ossie has taken the song name very literally. He’s shown off impeccable skill in blending eager beats and foxy synth into this afro-jazz classic from the “James Brown of Africa”, Fela Kuti, bringing it right up to date with today’s dancefloor. This track exceplifies Ossie as one of the most exciting producers out there. Due to his wide influence and fusion of sounds from Afro-beat, RnB, and UK Funky, the born and bred Londoner is impossible to pin down with one sound. This is one of those tracks that brings out the unstoppable hips and makes you feel like you’re dancing up dust in the heat of the summer. It’s a track to move to, whether you plan to or not. I’m calling it Afro-sass.

Ossie’s Bump Edit is part of The Love Below oo2, which includes two other great reworks by PhOtOmachine and Palace. It’s all out on 3 June on somethinksounds, with more info on their website.

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