Lagos just like I pictured it, with all the funk, filth and manic energy perfectly captured in both Boddhi Satva's 'Ancestral Soul' remix and Chify's grimy as sin 'Ekiti Sound System' dubstep workout.
Sonically and stylistically miles apart, both remixes perfectly underscore the tension, excitement and hype often found in West Africa's most populous metropolis. From Clef Nite's hypnotic highlife guitar licks to Chify's dark and foreboding dub groove, listeners get a true sense of everyday living in Lagos; the traffic gridlocked streets, cat calling merchants peddling their wares, hustlers and big men in flashy cars cruising alongside beautiful black bodies swaying to the city's unrelenting groove, all of which make for a heady intoxicating mix.
"Eko o ni baje" (Lagos won't go rotten) its die hard denizens proudly proclaim. With that I wail, "someone get me to Lagos....."
released September 9, 2014
1. Lagos Lullabye (Ancestral Soul remix)
Remix & additional production by Boddhi Satva for Offering Recordings
Additional guitars by Clef Nite
2. Lagos Lullabye (Ekiti Sound System Remix)
Remix, additional instrumentation by Chify
Recorded at The Site Studio, Lagos.
3. Lagos Lullabye
Produced by SIJI & Bill Lee
Lead Vocals, Wurlitzer, Minimoog, Organ, Drums, Sekere, Agidigbo & Percussion; SIJI
Opening Chat; Jahstix Dadson & Kunle Ade
Background Vocals; Des Gordon, SIJI
Bass; Bill Lee
Drums; Siji, Bill Lee
Congas; Kunle Ade
Electric Guitar; Keziah Jones, Femi 'Smart' Saani
Tenor Saxophone; LaRon Land
Trumpet; Kafele Bandele
Trombone; Mark Williams
Horns Arranged by LaRon Land & SIJI
Recorded at Bill's Haven, NJ
Bashiri's Sanctuary, NY
GPK Studio's, Lagos
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