Various Artists - Two TribesAgogo
"Two Tribes" showcases the collaboration between African and European artists who reside in Europe. The compilation features a number of brillant musicians starting with composer/guitarist Andrea Benini' afro-funk banger "Jawa". Ghanaian singer Blay Ambolley's "Walk For Ground" receives an injection of beats courtesy of the Aldubb remix. "Titon To" is a high energy percussive driven tune by Finnish-Beninese group Trio Toffa. "Mozambique" is another up-tempo highlight by the native Mozambican vocalist Selma Uamusse. The disc wraps up with DJ Raoul K's fifteen minute pulsating "Just a Moment To Find A Way To Sun Day". Raoul K combines West African rhythms with European production stylings and the result is a long playing Afro-house gem. Agogo records always manage to emerge with a treasure chest of global gems and this compilation is no exception.
Andy Allen, 05/19