For those that know, it’s an instantly recognisable sample. For those that don’t, go check ‘Kilimandjaro My Home‘ by Eko Roosevelt. Although the original is special, Soulphiction’s take on the Cameroonian funk master for his new EP on Marcel Vogel‘s Lumberjacks in Hell brings it straight to the modern dance floor.
The track’s clever use of the original samples and their arrangement provides a slow building crescendo and while it takes longer than expected, the anticipation is encapsulating. Drawn out strings, jazzy keys and stabbing trumpets are cleverly intertwined on top of Roosevelt’s classic, rolling bass line underpinning throughout. It’s the euphoric vocals that demand most of your attention, providing a gospel addition that wouldn’t go a miss on a Floorplan EP.
Parking Lot Blues EP is out later this month – buy from Juno.