Debut album from Jay Mitta, one of the producers at the forefront of Tanzania's thrilling Singeli scene. In 2018 Bamba Pana blew every producer out the water with his Nyege Nyege Tapes release and in 2019 Tatizo Pesa is set to do the same. We're talking about tempos in excess of 180bpm and beats that make me sweat like I've just run a marathon.
LP £15.99 NNT010
Blue coloured vinyl LP on Nyege Nyege Tapes, mastered and cut by Matt Colton. Limited edition of 300 copies.
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Here we go again… another record on the ever impressive Nyege Nyege Tapes label that has a BPM count that threatens to make my now officially middle-aged heart explode. The energy of this music is more contagious than the plague. My limbs simply cannot resist flailing into shapes unbefitting to a man of my stature. But how do I keep up with this frantic, relentless barrage of hyper percussive madness? I don’t think I could last the night at one of these parties, even after guzzling a swimming pool of Red Bull and snorting six kilos of amphetamines. This is high octane dance music from Singeli, East Africa that’s constructed from 180bpm+ rhythms, and syncopated loops. But whereas European dance music that operates at this level of speed is most often relentlessly brutal, frequently mind-numbing and soulless numpty fodder, Jay Mitta’s music is joyous and celebratory. Jeez, I’m out of breath already. If you’ve been following the label and dug the recent Bamba Pana album or dig Shangaan Electro then this will liven up your party 100% guaranteed or your uncle Ant will eat his own Y-fronts. As Robert Palmer once said - simply irresistible.
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