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Owiny Sigoma Band // Tafsiri Sound 12″

June 14, 2011

Tafsiri is the Swahili (Kenyan lingua franca) word for translation and interpretation in the linguistic and lyrical sense. Sauntering down the trail blazed by Theo Parrish – who reworked ‘Wires’ with signature swagger – is another kindred spirit and Worldwide heavyweight – Quantic – who nudges ‘Doyoi Nyajo Nam’ firmly, but sensitively, towards club dancefloors via a monstrous Afro-funky groove packing XXL drums and rib-rattling bass. The original Owiny jam has become a Worldwide favourite… Quantic’s rerub ups its status to “Summer Festival Anthem”.

The flip sees Owiny Sigoma Band co-founders Jesse Hackett (keys) and Tom Skinner (drums) tweaking ‘Margaret Okudo’ and ‘Owegi Owandho’ respectively: Jesse flipping 80s drum machine hits, heavily dubbed vocals and FX on the former to forge a delightfully loose-fitting, percussive groove; whilst Skinner transforms Joseph Nyamungu’s virtuoso nyatiti/vocal solo into a gloriously skittery freeform bass jam.

Owiny Sigoma Band – Tafsiri Sound
12″ / Digital

A1. Owiny Sigoma Band – Doyoi Nyajo Nam (Quantic Remix)
A2. Owiny Sigoma Band – Doyoi Nyajo Nam (Quantic Dub)
B1. Owiny Sigoma Band – Margaret Okudo (Jesse Hackett Dancehall Remix)
B2. Owiny Sigoma Band – Owegi Owandho (Hello Skinny Remix)

Released 11th July 2011 on Brownswood Recordings

Available now: Owiny Sigoma Band – Wires 12″ feat. Theo Parrish Remix // Owiny Sigoma Band self-titled CD/LP

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