Kalita Records continued to source impossible to find sides from Africa, the Caribbean, and the US. Supplying a soundtrack of uptempo dancers, that frugged between breakneck Trinidadian Disco, “Burger Highlife”, and Gospel from Florida. Floor-fillers in the shape of Kalloo`s Star Child, Randolph Baker’s Callin` Me – Boogie-ing in the name of unity – and Nana Tuffour`s drum-machine assisted Afrobeat epic, Sikyi Medley. The latter release, a collaboration with Melbourne’s CC:DISCO, also included the downtempo gem, Jesus. Sophisticated Ladies` This Ain`t Really Love might have been a mid-tempo groover, but was still guaranteed to get the crowd`s arms in the air. The unreleased archives of Carrie Cleveland revealed some sublime Deep Soul.
Top Three New LPs
Valerie From The Galerie / Tape One / What About Never
Nu Guinea – Nuova Napoli / NG Records
Naphtha and The Shamans / Astigmatic Records
Top Three Reissues
Carrie Cleveland / Looking Up: The Complete Works / Kalita Records
Nana Tuffour / Sikyi Medley / CC:EDITIONS
Basa Basa / Homowo / Vintage Voudou
One Thing You`re Looking Forward To In 2019
Papa Yankson`s Party Time. Out on Kalita at some point next year.