We proudly present a tribute to South African music legend Kampi Moto, who joined Ocha Record’s Mzee for one of his final recordings before his passing and created the song Umoja with Mzee. We enlisted the help of some of the leaders of the new school to do their magic on the remix tip and we were not dissapointed. Culoe de Song and Boddhi Satva lead the charge with some very heavy beats, while Areo Manyelo, and Mushroom Boys bring the Afro-tech sound in a very big way that will move any dancefloor. The 2nd song on this release, The Flute Song is treated to an infectious dance floor makeover by Mzee labelmate Ezel. Brazilian Soul Crew also gives The Flute Song alot of love with their mix, while DJ Cecil simply abuses the track with appropriately titled Beatdown remix.
Here’s what some of our favorite DJs have to say:
Killing it hard with this song… 3 X Dope! – Jojo Flores (Gotsoul, Therapy)
The Culoe De Song Remix is Minimal, Moody…….HOTNESS!!!! – Santos (Yoruba Records)
This track is crazy! – DJ Manoo (Real Tone, Buzzin’ Fly)
have been rocking ‘Flute Song’ for a while and this is a big hit with the heads! and as far as ‘Umoja’ all i gotta say is Culoe TURNT this out big time! as always my full support! – Master Kev (Code Red, Defected)
This is the heat for the fall dancefloor! – Jovonn (NextMoov)
Another dope release for Ocha, i would definitely say the original and the Culoe de Song mixes are the ones for me. Got my full support – Stephen Rigmaiden (Connected Music)
Culoe de Song has his own sound, pure deep afro vibes, i feel this, it has to sound great in a big system, cant wait to feel the bass freq. An essential piece for all those who love real afro tracks – Kiko Navarro (Pacha, Spain)
Another Ocha spirit raising classic! Culoe De Song is ahead of his time! Umoja…definitive of the unifying synergy of Africa’s rhythm & roots & the much needed evolution of house music. – DJ Sabine (Brooklyn Mecca, NYC)
…great vibe, moving vocals… – DJ Deep (Deeply Rooted House)
It is our pleasure to present to you Mzee’s second release on Ocha Records, already supported by some of house music’s heavy hitters.
Original, Bomba and Sbonza mixes written, recorded and produced by Mzee in his Bomba Studios in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Executive Producers Carlos Mena, Osunlade and Mzee
All songs mastered by Carlos Mena @ CASAMENA Studios
Copyright Ocha Records 2009