Nik Weston presents GUYNAMUKAT vs Eurfórquestra - Ogun EP (12", Mukatsuku Records, 2013)
Eufórquestra is an eclectic world-beat ensemble from Iowa City, IA, who released in 2006 a superb album 'Explorations In Afrobeat', a fusion of Nigerian and Cuban music rooted in Yoruba tradition, featured on Paris DJs at the time of its release. The following year Paris DJs even played their banger track 'Ogun' in an Afro mix called 'African Mashed Potato Popcorn Vol.6'. Well without wanting to sound pretentious, at Paris DJs we've always had years of advance on the rest of the music world here in Europe (since 1996!!), so a few years later, when Nik Weston from Mukatsuku Records stumbled upon this hidden gem, licensed it, and re-issued it in 3 different, re-edited versions, we could only applaud because this track never existed on vinyl before… First one is a dramatically shortened edit, focusing on global dancefloor efficiency, second one is an afro disco version, for those into alittle bit more housey world grooves, and third one is a dubbed-out, more minimal disco version. A blast of an EP!!
Nik Weston presents GUYNAMUKAT vs Eurfórquestra - Ogun EP
(Limited 180g 12" + Sticker) Mukatsuku Records MUKAT030, 2013-12-02
A1. Ogun (GUYNAMUKAT The Spirit Of Fela Is Alive & Well re-edit)
A2. Ogun (GUYNAMUKAT Afro disco remix)
B1. Ogun (GUYNAMUKAT stripped to the waist disco dub)
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Juno Review :
Mukatsuku head honcho heard the 'Ogun' track from Iowa City outfit Euforquestra (pronounced: yoo FOHR keh struh, think Euphoria+Orchestra), on youtube several years ago bizarrely accompanying a 70's soul train video. After contacting the label and securing a license the production team of GUYNAMUKAT (Guynamite & Nik Weston) finally set about with their own interpretation. For those who had perhaps fallen in love with the GUYNAMUKAT versions of the best selling afro beat monster featuring Kaleta on the label (MUKAT 014) a couple of years ago this picks up where that left off. Three versions are included here of Ogun… a dramatically shortened re-edit, an afro disco version plus a dubbed out more minimal disco version to delight your dance floor! Strictly limited 180 gram vinyl only. As played/supported by Craig Charles (BBC 6 Music), Patrick Forge, Sleazy McQueen, Discopatrick, Nick Record Kicks, Dom Servini, etc.