Sol Power All-Stars - Lomé Connections in Hi-Fi
Format: 12 Inch
Feature: Generic Sleeve
Catalogue No.: SOLPS010
Release Date: 10th July 2020
A1 Va Se Da ft Elikeh
A2 Va Se Dub ft Jungle Fire Horns
B1 Djidjo Vide ft Elikeh (Jose Marquez Remix)
B2 Lift it Up Again
During a year like we've never seen before, the Sol Power Sound imprint reaches the proud milestone of its tenth release, Lomé Connections in Hi-Fi by the Sol Power All-Stars, because the music simply can't stop now.
To anchor the EP, the Sol Power All-Stars revisit some touchstones that have been featured on previous releases. Massama Dogo, of DC based band Elikeh, connects the capitol cities of Togo and the United States with 'Va Sé Da', much as he did on the Sol Power All-Stars’ Djidjo Vide EP from 2016. Elikeh guitarist Frank Martins (who got his start with legendary 1970s Nigerian psych rock bands) propels the slinky afro groove while the LA-based Jungle Fire lends its infamous horn section to give the hook its punch.
The 'Va Sé Dub' increases the slap factor as well as dancefloor tension, letting darker synths fill in the stripped down space as the Jungle Fire horns take center stage and stretch the jam all the way out.
The Jose Marquez mix of 'Djidjo Vide' was previously only seen in digital form in 2016. This sturdy and deep take was just waiting in the wings to serve as the hidden muscle in the B1 slot of a physical release.
'Lift It Up Again' is a treat for adventurous selectors that closes the project. It carries the same DNA of the other tunes but pushes the vibe further left with dubbed out Caribbean samples, tripped out synths, and broken drum patterns.
Detroit Swindle: Always support for the Sol power sound from Detroit Swindle! this is a solid EP as well.
Nightmares on Wax: love this whole e.p! Va se dub is my fave.
Daz-i-kue: Excellent afro party vibes as always
Simbad: Will play the Jose Marquez Remix on my next show(s)
Jkriv: Yo guys super solid release! Not a bad apple in the bunch.:)
Soul Clap Eli: All about LIFT IT UP AGAIN!!!! Much Love!
Nicodemus: we need this type of soundtrack everyday to keep the fire burning!! Love it all!!
Kiko Navarro: love all the tracks, would love to get the release, please send if possible,
Peter Croce / Rocksteady Disco: I love this release so much. Will be running the "Dub" until it wears out, and it's great to get Jose's remix on vinyl!
Bill Brewster: Very strong package, first two proper bangers and perfect for different parts of the night. Like the Marquez and Matthews remixes too.
Lil Dave / Osage (Bastard Jazz / Tru Thoughts): This is tight. The Jungle Fire horns on Va Se Da hit hard! I'd play everything on this release.
King Most: THANKS!
Captain Planet: nice work as usual! Va Se Da is a great smooth vibe and the Jose Marquez mix is brilliant for deep late night excursions.
Blair French: Nice, Va Se takes it! The rustic sax over that lush flowing river...need this now.
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