Dondomo, the third single to be taken from the album Small Small, means ‘enemy’ in Isaac’s native language of Birifor – a state some feel easier to fall into than others.


“To have enemies we must be an enemy ourselves. When we think we are right and our ‘enemies’ are just simply wrong we make ourselves the enemy from their perspective. And where does that get us? But when we try to understand where the opposition argument is coming from, to find middle ground, collaborate or just to rub along without animosity, we usually find everything works a bit better. Some things can’t be achieved alone, so it’s probably best not to make enemies!”

Small Small is a very Ghanaian saying, a direct translation to English, which is used in a wide variety of contexts to mean ‘bit by bit,’ ‘one step at a time’ or ‘slow and steady’. Sonny was first introduced to the phrase on his first trip to Ghana in 2016, when he met Isaac in Kalba, and the phrase popped up over and over ever since.

“The album is about loss, frustration and struggle, but it’s also about the light at the end of the tunnel; about overcoming difficulties to find a brighter future and no matter what separates us, whether that be language, culture, continents or boarders, when we listen to each other and learn from each other, there’s really not much that separates us. So from everyone involved, here’s to a brighter future.” Sonny Johns

Radio Play & Reactions

Radio play from DJ Ritu (Resonance FM, UK); John Warr (Afro Base, Totally Radio, UK); Simon Harrison (Basic Soul, UK); Bob Hill (Totally Wired Radio, UK); Mark GV Taylor (Totally Wired Radio, UK)

“A fan ever since….” Juergen Jazzanova (Sonar Kollektiv, Berlin, Germany)

“Nice production, very nice….lovin’ the journey and the good feel factor. Quality…absolutely!” Dr. Bob Jones (Totally Wired Radio, soul legend, UK)

“Fab!” DJ Ritu (Resonance FM, UK)

“Fresh dancefloor sounds! Will definitely gets some play from me.” Jason Palma (Footprints / Higher Ground Radio, Toronto, Canada)

“Great vibes!” Tony Nwachuku (CDR / Attica Blues, London, UK)

“Lovely.” Dean Chew (Darker Than Wax, Singapore)“Beautiful.” Alex Attias (Visions, Radio Couleur 3, Switzerland)

“It’s the vocal chorus that gets me every time and this track has a great break near the end with trombone and synth bellowing it out.” John Warr (Totally Radio / Radio Reverb, UK)

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

“Fantastico!” Rino Spadavecchia (Hear Dis, Stuttgart, Germany)

“Fabulous track!” Simon Harrison (Basic Soul, UK)

“Nice stuff!” Karsten John (Vinyl Vibes, Germany)

“Créativité douceur, finesse!!” Jean Marc Baehler (Radio Television Suisse, Romande Couleur3, Switzerland)

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

“Love Isaac Birituro, excited to hear new stuff.” Sarah Evans (Various, UK)

“The BOMB!!!” Tom Strauch (Switchstance Recordings, Germany)

“Great song and message!” DJ Osric (RTRFM, Perth, Australia)

“Lazy afternoon vibes!” Steve KIW (1BTN, Brighton, UK)

“GREAT!!!!” Veronique Prebolin (Radio Krim, Paris, France)

“Love this. Definite full support from The Illicit Grooves Radio Show. The choral vocal is so infectious.” Bob Hill (Totally Wired Radio, UK)

“Always delivering.” DJ Bunel (Radio Helsinki, Finland)

“Another great tune from this band.” Robert Lochmann (Radio X, Germany)

“Another gem, another slice of pure Afro goodness.” DJ Mr Lob (Melbourne, Australia)

“Sounding lovely in the sun.” Jasmine de la Paz (Tru Thoughts, USA)

“Massive!” Dave Bassin (Freefall Radio, USA)

“Once again, a fantastic tune from this dream team.” Sven Thomschke (Radio Z 95.8FM, Nuremberg, Germany)

“The more you hear from these guys, the better it sounds.” Gerry Hectic (Futuristica Music, UK)

“Always wicked stuf from Isaac Birituro love it.” Amar Kabouche (Fauve Radio, Hong Kong)

“Great this.” John Brent (Dusk Dubs, UK)

“Good one!!!” Markus Milz (Radio Corax, Germany)

“Sublime!” DJ Jahire (Various, Ireland)

“Like this a lot bound to get lots of plays in gigs and radio shows.” Paul Knight (Reform Radio, UK)

“Tune!!!” Marcio Martinez (BBE, Brasil)

“Strong.” Jimster (1Station FM, UK)

“Sweet single.” Alex Ruder (KEXP, USA)

“Beauty.” Amrisha Prashar (Radar Radio, UK)

“Wonderful energy! Love it. The arrangement includes many of my favorite elements of African music. Will play for sure on WRUV-FM.” Jay Paul (WRUV-FM, USA)

“A stronger West African feel to this one, the grooving, complex rhythm structure still manages feet appeal and I love the lead & chorus vocal. Can’t wait to hear the whole album.” Drummie Dave (Various, UK)

“Top track playing it in my next UR Radio show in JULY.” Roberta Reach Out (Totally Wired Radio, UK)



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