DELE SOSIMI / SANCTUARY (TITEKNOTS REMIX)

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Wah Wah 45s are proud to present the first remix to emerge of their new signing, and afrobeat legend, Dele Sosimi!

Mysterious south coast producer, and Tru Thoughts recording artist, Titeknots delivers a powerful punch with his club friendly re-work of Dele’s first single for Wah Wah 45s. As a beat-maker who prides himself in making ‘house music for dancers, not head-nodders’ he comes through with a dance floor destroying mix that sets Dele’s rasping vocals against typically incendiary drums, percussion and dramatic strings to create a sure fire club banger.

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.

Reactions

“Really enjoying this, completely Wonderful!” Lauren Laverne, BBC 6Music (UK)

“Titeknots all the way! He knocks it out of the park!!” Diesler, Tru Thoughts, Here And Now Recordings (UK)

 

“Lovely!!” Chris Greenwood, SOAS Radio (UK)

“Love this one, it’s a sunny Sunday afternoon at The Shrine. Great vibes!” Dave Glennon (Ireland)

“This remix is slamming!” Phil Horneman, Wicked Jazz Sound (Holland)
“The track holds its Afrobeat roots and in my humble opinion holds itself up to the afro house classic Mirror dance by Afefe Iku” Andy Sharp, Stomp Radio (UK)
“Awesome!” Alex Attias, DJ (Switzerland)
“Fantastic tune and the this remix is definitely for the dancers – great stuff hearing Titeknots doing his thing on such a strong tune! Thank you very much Wah Wah!” Fergus Murphy (Copenhagen, Denmark)
“A very nice remix from Titeknots, great!” Sven Thomschke –  ‘Dr.Best’, Radio Z (Germany)
“Nice update of Afrobeat with a hot and cool touch of House/ Electronic Music.” Stefan Guther, Funkhaus Europa (Berlin, Germany)

 

  • Lauren Laverne, BBC 6Music (UK)
  • Huey Morgan, BBC 6Music (UK)
  • Tom Ravenscroft, BBC 6Music (UK)
  • Andy Sharp, Stomp Radio (UK)
  • The Zuzu Club, Radio Active FM (Greece)
  • Chris Greenwood, Soas Radio (UK)
  • Mucho Soul, Back2Back FM (UK)
  • Joseph Sedlon, Radio 1 (Czech Republic)
  • Dj Mza, Soul Circle Radio (USA)
  • David Bassin, Free Fall (USA)
  • Tom Whalley, BBC 6Music (UK)
  • Jason Pulaski, Innamissions, KUCI (UK)
  • John Warr, AfroBase, Totally Radio (UK)
  • Rita Maia, London Resonance FM (UK)
  • DJ Ottic aka Gerd Hoeschen. OtticFm (Germany)