Two years on from their first recorded output, the Full Moon EP – a record that received radio support from Gilles Peterson on BBC 6Music, as well as tastemakers and DJs across the globe, and was even featured on the latest edition of Grand Theft Auto – Dele Sosimi & Medlar return with the State Of Play EP. The heavy hitting four tracker features special guests Tamar Osborn of Collocutor fame, and South African rising star Zito Mowa, as well as a pair of Dele and Medlar’s most popular jams from their live sets, perfectly baked for the dance floor.


Wah Wah 45s are proud to present the return of a unique collaboration between the U.K. ‘s very own Afrobeat Ambassador, Dele Sosimi, and a producer who’s been at the forefront of the South London electronic music scene for over a decade now, Medlar.

The pair first joined forces seven years ago, when Medlar was asked by Dele’s label to remix the title track from his last album, You No Fit Touch Am. The result was possibly one of the most popular and cherished remixes to appear on the imprint. The producer’s respect for the history of Afrobeat shined through in the mix of course, but it was his ability to finely balance that with his house music instincts whilst adding an infectious groove and classic 80s analogue synths that really stood out.

The track was an instant classic, and it soon became clear that the Afrobeat Ambassador and Peckham producer needed to make some music together. Having never actually met during the remix process, the dating began, and luckily the two were a perfect match.

Early support for the EP has come from Huey Morgan, Tom Ravenscroft and Deb Grant on BBC 6Music; Sarah Ward on Jazz FM; DJs on Resonance FM, Worldwide FM and many more besides.

The EP features incredible artwork from our in-house art director Animisiewasz and eye-catching packaging.

Reactions and Radio Play

Radio play from Debbie Golt (Resonance FM, UK); DJ Harv (Point Blank FM, UK); Jason Pulaski (KUCI 88.9FM, USA); Tiago Santos (Radio Oxigenio, Portugal); Soalr Raio; 1BTN; Worldwide FM and many more.

“Vibes! What a duo!” Rob Da Bank (Sunday Best / Bestival / Radio 1 / Worldwide FM, UK)

Shine On is a lovely vibe.” DJ Paulette (Homoelectric / Glitterbox / Various, UK)

“Great!” Erica McKoy (Worldwide FM, UK)

“Nice tracks!” DJ Angola (Space Ibiza / NYC, USA)

“Love the journey & the production. BIG LOVE & THANK YOU.” Dr. Bob Jones (Soul music legend / Totally Wired Radio, UK)

“Enjoyed All About The Dance.” Mr Beatnik (NTS Radio / Mythstery, UK)

“I love them all I am going for State of Play on this occasion as favoured track as it speaks to me today.” Debbie Golt (Resonance FM, UK)

“The Afro and electronic beat combination continues in good fashion with this release!” Steve Johns (Solar Radio, UK)

“Wicked!” Psycut Vince (22 Tracks, Paris)

“Lovely stuff!” Ben Smith (Late Night Tales, UK)

“Absolutely bangers.” Charles Vaughan (OOX, Love Vinyl, Various, UK)

“Great story and eclectic music – I have some fun!” Maken (Polish National Radio, Poland)

“Loved All About The Dance!” Koichi Sakai (NTS Radio, UK)

“Great as always!” Dobromir Marzov (Radio Varna, Bulgarian National Radio, Bulgaria)

“Lovely collaboration! Shine On is so good!” Jason Palma (Footprints, Toronto, Canada)

“Super funky ep, dig it.” Alex Ruder (KEXP 90.3FM, USA)

“It’s all about the dance!” Raj Seli (Solar Radio, UK)

“Solid production.” Lorenzo Aldino (Jockey Club, Ibiza)

“Super cool!” Karsten John (Vinyl Vibes, Germany)

“Every new track of these guys is a new favourite. Air support for sure” Tiago Santos (Radio Oxigenio, Portugal)

“Absolutely faultless release… It’s got that medlar DNA shine and I love it. Full support!” Peacey (Atjazz Recording COmpany / Mi-Soul Radio, UK)

“Great EP!!!!” Olivier Cavaller (De La Bonne Musique, France)

“Hot EP.” Robert Lochmann (Radio X, Germany)

“LORD AVE MERCY-PURE FIRE!!!!” Ash Selector (Solar Radio, UK)

“A combo that works very well, adding to library and will be playing on my show thanks!” Jason Pulaski (KUCI 88.9FM, USA)

Shine On is still the TUNE for me.” Simon Harrison (Basic Soul, UK)

“Nice one!” Junior (Record Breakin’, USA)

“Hard (impossible) to pick a fave here – some stand out stuff!” Steve KIW (1BTN, UK)

“This is an other side of Dele Sosimi.” Veronique Prebon (Radio Krim, Paris, France)

“On air a must!” Olgierd (Sofa Surfing, Poland)

“It’s great to hear the ‘Gbedu Master’ himself, Dele Sosimi, returning yet again to his funky R&B roots. Tamar Osborn’s sax-playing on ‘Lord Have Mercy’ is simply sublime! Ade Afrobeat (Big City Radio 89.1FM, UK)

“A perfect combination!” Chris Greenwood (SOAS Radio / Mi-Soul Radio / Louie Louie, UK)

“Absolute gold!” Chris Knight (Astrojazz, Edinburgh)

“Freshness from the mighty team that are Dele Sosimi and Medlar!” Enrique Domenech (Freeform Podcasts, Spain)

“So great.” Velanche Stewart (Urban Landscapes Radio Show, USA)

“This colabo always works.” Rado Tomek (NuSpirit, Slovakia)

“Dope stuff.” Mojaxx (Various, UK)

“Just back from a festival and feeling very jaded, having listened to this I am now very unjaded.” Bob Hill (Totally Wired Radio, UK)

“GROOVY.” Jean Marc Baehler (Radio Television Suisse Romande Couleur3, Switzerland)

“Been playing Shine On a fair bit so good to get the full EP, will make sure I cop the vinyl! Shine On is still the standout track but the other tracks are great too, will be playing All About The Dance a lot as well, heavy deep vibes!” Dave Fortune (My First Moth Records, UK)

“Shine on is my fave – but such a good team up – strong release. Digging it and supporting it.” Andrew Haig (Bay FM 99.9FM, Australia)

“Great fresh new tunes from a wonderful collaboration.” Fergus Murphy (Joy Bar, Denmark)

“Lord Have Mercy is fire!!!! Amazing blend of global grooves that’s sure to move summer souls.” Matt Davids (Rock It Soul, 1BTN, UK)

“Great EP. All About The Dance is the stand out for me. Although the drums on Lord Have Mercy are superb and pierce through on a heavy system.. Great collab as ever.” DJ Expression (What’s Hot Radio, UK)

“Really good as always.” Asian Hawk (Various, UK)

“The great, Dele Sosimi!” Marcio Martinez (BBE / Last Day On Earth, Brasil)

“Im loving the chilled house vibes.” Nick The Greek (Totally Wired Radio, UK)

“Nicely done peeps!” Cal Gibson (Various, UK)

“Very very nice release, great mixture of styles!!” Cesere Cera (Bologna Uno, Italy)

“Every single track I have heard so far has been superb and most ready made for a big dance floor. Loving it and playing it in my sets and on my radio show. Thank you.” DJ Mr Lob (Melbourne, Australia)

“Funky fresh!!!” Markus Milz (Radio Corax, 95.9FM, Germany)

“Excellent EP” DJ Osric (RTRFM, Australia)

“Great – will play.” DJ Lamp (Coalition, Brighton, UK)

“Love it!” Martijn Barkhuis (Various, Amsterdam, Netherlands)

“The wah wah boys & Dele inspired music.” Aja Allsop (Ketch-A-Vibe, UK)

“Wicked.” Amar Kabouche (Fauve Radio, Hong Kong)

“Proper lush!”Ross Wakefield (Hideout Sessions, UK)

“Deffo a highlight EP of the year, oozing with quality, what a collaboration, full support from me!!” Alan O’Malley (RTE Pulse Dublin, Ireland)

“This duo never disappoint.” Jamie Renton (Chilli Fried, UK)

“This is fantastic — especially ‘Lord Have Mercy’, with ‘State Of Play’ and ‘All About The Dance’ for the heads….’Shine On’ for the festivals best party Afrobeat House dub gang in town.” Gerry Hectic (Jazz Chronicles, UK)

“DOPE AF.” Mr Shiver (Various, UK)

“Killer!” Jimster (1 Station FM, UK)

“Great stuff!” Jon Freer (Freer Sounds, UK)

Shine On and Lord Have Mercy are my favourites here.” Sven Thomschke (Radio Z 95.8FM, Germany)

“Medlar has this unique way of expression.. this is a great collab 10/10 love it!” Ed Deep South Sounds (Fusion FM, UK)

“I’ve reviewed one and three previously, both of which I love and which have worked nicely on a crowd. To my ears Deli can do no wrong and, having bought that You No Fit Touch Am 12″ (7 years ago? Really? Checks sleeve…bloody hell…) I have given it many well-received airings. Of the two instrumentals here All About The Dance probably has the edge on State Of Play for me because of that funky bass-line. 5* all the way.” Drummie Dave (Various, UK)


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