DELE SOSIMI / NA MY TURN

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Wah Wah 45s are proud to present the second single from recent signing, Fela Kuti collaborator and afrobeat legend, Dele Sosimi!

Na My Turn is a very timely political statement, coming as it does at the time of the upcoming elections in both Dele’s ‘homeland’ of Nigeria, and prior to the forthcoming UK General Election in May. Echoing the feelings of many in both Africa and at home, Dele has grown tired of the same old leaders from the same old parties and makes a stand that it’s now his turn for president! His turn for Governor! And who wouldn’t vote for this man with his striking words and forceful backing from his mighty Afrobbeat Orchestra!

Afrobeat Vibration

Born in Hackney, East London, but soon to return to his parents’ native Nigeria at the age of four, Dele Sosimi was schooled and raised in Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s shadow at the height of early 70s afrobeat. Having been chosen by Fela to join his band at somewhat of a tender age, he was still a young man when sharing Fela’s Glastonbury stage in 1984, and became both Musical Director for both Fela’s Egypt 80 and Femi Kuti’s Positive Force.

After Fela’s passing in 1997, Dele went on to concentrate on his own solo career and, with diligent patience, carved out his own afrobeat crown. In London, where he now resides, his Afrobeat Vibration all-nighters are charged with his passion, labours and his unrelenting spirit and deliver Fela classics alongside his own compositions from his first two studio albums, Turbulent Times, and Identity.

The second single from London’s afrobeat king comes complete with a very tasty remix from in-house electronica outfit Paper Tiger and is released in anticipation of Dele’s debut album for Wah Wah 45s, entitled You No Fit Touch Am, due for release in May 2015.

Reactions

“An Afrobeat legend on one of my favourite record labels” Huey Morgan (BBC 6Music, UK)

“Absolutely loving this! Some of the best new afrobeat I’ve heard in a long long time. Can’t wait for the album!” Pedestrian, Producer (UK)

“Totally yes on this one !! 4/5” DJ Simbad (Brownswood, UK)

Interview on OkayAfrica

Interview on This Day Live

 

“This album could be one of the highlights of 2015. 4/5” Kev Beadle (Solar Radio, UK)

“Isn’t this the most fantastic signing to Wah Wah 45s that Dom & Adam have done ever? Real Fela presidential respect with Dele due his turn in the limelight. Wah Wah 45s’ Paper Tiger burns the remix up with their laptop sunbed for nearly 8 minutes and love this version nearly as much as the original. Can’t wait for the album as this release reminds me of when Lekan Babalola was ‘discovered’ in London 10 years ago. Brilliant work all round!” Gerry Hectic (Futuristica Music, UK)

“Great stuff. Remix is a nice take on it too. 4/5” Chris Read (BBE, UK)

“Huge! Love it! 4/5” Aly Gillani (First Word Records, UK)

“Can’t wait for the album… 4/5” Kier (The Monitors, UK)

“Great stuff!” Georgios Paroglou (Itsjustmusic, Greece)

“Loving the Paper Tiger mix! 5/5” Chris Knight (Astorjazz, UK)

“Wonderful song, I like it a lot. I can’t wait for the album.4/5” Renegades Of Jazz (Agogo Records /Mojo Club, Germany)

“Can’t wait for the album, great original and always interesting paper tiger remix….. Thanks Dom, awesome work… Keep rockin’ my friend. 4/5” Niksa Dragolin  (Radio Eurostar 101.7 fm, Croatia)

“As Fela said: Afro beat no go die! Great continuation of Fela’s mission! Respect!” Selector Stiliyan (Love & Happiness Music, Bulgaria)

“Nice Tune! Interesting remix with a deep electronic Touch. I like the original and the remix. 4/5” Stefan Guther (Funkhaus Europa, Germany)

“The spirit lives on! 5/5” Junior (Eavesdrop Radio – WKDU 91.7FM Philly, USA)

“‘Album Version’ and ‘Paper Tiger’ will both get airplay on my show, can’t wait to playlist!!!” Alan O’ Malley (Shoreditch Radio, UK)

“Paper tiger for the win !!!4/5” Mark Milz (Radio Corax, Germany)

“I like remix of Paper Tiger” Josef Sedlon (Radio 1, Czech Republic)

“On and on. The story needs to continue! 5/5” Michael Ruetten (Soulsearching radio shows, Germany)

“Loving both of these! 5/5” David Bassin  (FreeFall / KUSF, USA)

“The original is top afrobeat, but the Paper Tiger version takes it even higher, great single, will play out asap. 5/5” Robert Lochmann aka DJ Jazzmadass (Germany)

“Absolutely loved it. 5/5″Andy Sharp (Stomp Radio, UK)

“Dele’s message stretches to some Eastern European countries as well. Thanks!” Electric Brother (Retroelectro radio show, Romania)

“Good feeling from the Original and nice visionary-remix from Paper Tiger! 4/5″Black Mighty Wax aka Cesare Cera (Gru Radio, Radio Fujiko, Radio Bologna Uno, Italy)

“Feeling this very nice, the remix is very cool also. Will give both spins on the show” BigRed (Kanefm, UK)

“Superb work from Dele as ever. We’ll be happy and honoured to play this on the show from Monday” Round At Milligan’s radio show (Q Star Radio, UK)

“Absolutely afro-awesome!4/4″(The True Jazzchild, Spain)

“Great original and splendid remix!” Chris Greenwood (SOAS radio, Mi-Soul, SMS, UK)

“Big! Can´t wait for the album… 4/5” Fritz (Germany)

“Political Afro Music missed so much in our times! Fela Alive! 5/5” Chris Ex (Black Radio Berlin, Germany)

“Quality Afrobeat in the finest tradition – pulsating rhythms and a socially conscious message. 4/5” Phil Levene (Eclectic Jazz/Starpoint radio/back2backfm, UK)

“Excellent, both the original and the Paper Tiger remix are on point. 4/5” Velanche (Urban Landscapes/KCPR, USA)

“Loving these singles from Dele Sosimi – really looking forward to the full album. Will be getting a spin on the radio this week- happy to review the full album in print too. 4/5” Paris Pompor (Groovescooter/ Sydney Morning Hearld /Fairfax Media /2SER 107.3 / Eastside FM 89.7, Australia)

“Dele certainly could do no worse than some of the current politicians in power! Enjoying both the original and twisted Paper Tiger remix on here and will be featuring on the radio show… ” Steve Johns (Solar Radio, UK)

“Paper Tiger’s remix is a killer. 5.5” Rado Tomek aka DJ Kinet (Nu Spirit Club, Radio FM, Slovakia)

“Great tune and remix from paper tiger too. 5/5” Nick Rayman (Barricade Radio, UK)

“Will be sure to spin this on Eastside 89.7FM’s new music show! 4/5” Sam Allen (Stellar Inflight Radio & Eastside 89.7FM, Australia)

“Lovely down-tempo afrobeat. Nice!” DJ Kappa (Radio Reverb, UK)

“I like the original but I love the remix a lot !!! Great Stuff !!! 4/5” Severino Spadavecchia (HearDis, Germany)

“Great afrobeat release. My favorite is Paper Tiger Remix. Interesting solution for usual afrobeat rhythms. Nice!” Djmonsta (Radio Station, Latvia)

“Great Stuff. Really looking forward to this release!4/5” Ashley Leiper (Music Concierge, UK)

“Love both the original and the remix! Great work! 5/5” Skevitz  (SupaGroovalistic, France)

“Feeling the original, thanks. 4.5″Moxie (NTS, Radio 1, UK)

“Deep groove .. heavy bass tones … Love this !!!” Dj Toon (Eastside Radio, 45 sessions, Australia)

“Nice. 4/5” Hector Pizarro (Chile con mix, France)

“The world needs this! 4/5” Dj Bunuel (Radio Helsinki, Finland)

“Two killer singles so far, looking forward to the album!!” Simon Harrison (Basic Soul Radio Show, UK)

“Real good!” Olly Love (Asian Hawk , The Disablists 5x DMC Dj champions, UK)

“Great stuff. Will play for sure. 4/5” Mennert (Rupert & Mennert, Netherlands)

“Love the original versions of “Na My Turn”! Paper Tiger Remix is also nice… ” Sven Thomschke ‘Dr.Best’ (Radio Z 95.8, Germany).

“Absolutely heavy and authentic. Love this! 5/5” Peter Moore (Beatnik, UK)

“Indeed a very tasty remix! Nice to hear how electronics fit along with regular afrobeat. Future sound! 4/5” Oliver Korthals (The Mojo Radio Show, NDR FM 90.3, Germany)

“It’s a slam dunk that leaves me excited that he has his album yet to be released in May” Andy Sharp, Stomp Radio (UK)

“Really fantastic!! Just needed 10 seconds to vibe… 5/5” Ivan Mera (Higher Street Radio Show, Spain)

 “Pure class – both the originals and the remixes! 5/5” Dobo Marzov (Radio Varna, part of the National Radio of Bulgaria)

“Great stuff, airplay coming soon. 4/5” Gerd Hoeschen aka DJ Ottic (FM & Alooga Radio, Germany)

  • Huey Morgan, BBC 6 Music (UK)
  • Andy Sharp, No Pressure Sesh (UK)
  • Kev Beadle, Solar Radio (UK)
  • Soul Searching, Radio X (Frankfurt)
  • Radio Z (Nuernberg/Germany)
  • DJ Ottic aka Gerd Hoeschen. OtticFm (Germany)
  • John Warr, Afrobase, Totally Radio (UK)
  • Clive Johns, Back2Back FM (UK)
  • Chris Ex, Black Radio Berlin (Germany)
  • Phil Levene, Back2Back FM (UK)
  • Mark Milz, Further In Fusion, Radio Corax (Germany)
  • Måns Strömberg aka Dj Bunuel, Radio Helsinki (Finland)
  • Nemone, BBC 6 Music (UK)
  • John Warr, Afrobase, Totally Radio (UK)
  • Rdio, Rdio Recommends: April 2015
  • DJ Khalab, Rai Radio 2 (Italy)
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