South African Session Killer 45's from Mzansi ft. Ratau Mike Makhalamele

    Ubuntu Soundz
    • Tutu Gugu – Dipapadi
    • Shakare – Shakare
    • 1. Tutu Gugu – Dipapadi
    • 2. Shakare – Shakare



    First release on brand new label dedicated to
    South African sounds

    Two killer 1980s dancefloor cuts from South African
    saxophonist Mike Makhalemele

    A-side versions the Sugarhill Gang’s ‘Rappers Delight’
    in Sotho – making it the first ever African rap record

    B-side reworks Fela Kuti’s afrobeat hit ‘Shakara’

    Exclusively available on limited 300 only 7” single.

    Ubuntu Soundz arrives! With a strong following built through regular DJ sessions in South-East London, Craig C. Tamlin and Thulani Shuku launch Ubuntu Soundz – a new label specialising in dancefloor soundsfrom South Africa and beyond, released on vinyl. The label’s inaugural 7” release salvages two ultra rare, crowd-pleasing cuts produced by South African saxophonist Ratau Mike Makhalemele – ‘Dipapadi (Rapper’s Delight)’, a bumping seSotho cover of the Sugarhill Gang’s universal hit, credited to the studio alias Tutu Gugu; and ‘Shakare’, a funked-up version of Fela Kuti’s immortal afrobeat tune ‘Shakara’. Long-forgotten and impossible to find, both singles were first issued in 1980 – neither has ever been re-released until now.
    Pure dancefloor fire!

    Don't Sleep...!! Ships Friday

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