After releasing his 'Moyo Wangu' album in late 2016 where David Hanke connected to the time he spent in his early childhood in Arusha/Tanzania, it's now time for 'Moyo Zaidi', the remixed version of the original album. While 'Moyo Wangu' was translated as 'My Heart', 'Moyo Zaidi' can be translated as 'Heart Returned'.
The original songs have been reworked by twelve producers and DJs from all across the scene and continents. From America over Europe to Australia and from Funk over Cumbia and Dub to Deep House and Downbeat this remix album is a bounty stack of styles and directions.
Funk versions from Moscow, Lisboa and London, some Cumbia from Brisbane, a Dub treatment from Los Angeles, Afrodisco comes from Bogotá, soulful Downbeat from the Black Forest and London, a slow mover from Hamburg and twisted Deep House from Amsterdam, Belgrad and London.
Fantastic sounding vinyl - I would say easily among the best in my collection! And great music, too, although of the categorization defying kind. To quote "13 tracks of pure Voodoo Jazz, Caribbean flavours, Afro-Funk, Exotic rhythms and Soul music", yes, I agree, but I would add a touch of Trip-Hop (Bristol classics, early to mid-nineties) to the mix. Kamakumba! ;-) Carsten Pieper
I will call this future funk mixed with a bit of jazz insirations. Its cheesy at times, but just enough for the album to remain very enjoyable to listen. Its quite energetic also, but knows when to lower the tempo. Thibaut Devigne
A Truly Fantastic collection of dubs and arranged mixing on this release! Tanks SO much for a fun and inspiring album of solid reggae vibes that has a freshness and flair that is modern and fun! Don Carlos