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Djessou Mory Kante - "Denya" - (7:25) 124 BPM
   
Orchestra Baobab - "Sibou Odia" - (6:38) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: LEGO EDIT
Review: We can't praise the Sterns Edits series enough. While the concept is simple - London producer Ben Gomori tweaks cuts from the vast vaults of world music label and distributor Sterns Music - the resultant re-edits are rarely anything less than inspired. On this seventh installment, Gomori initially turns his attention to "Denya" from Djessou Mory Kante's 2014 album "River Strings - Maninka Guitar". Gomori's version is breezy but club-focused, layering Kante's evocative lead guitar and smooth fretless bass atop a gently bouncy Afro-house groove. Arguably even better is his jaunty, life-affirming revision of Senegalese Afro-Cuban band Orchestra Baobab's brilliant but hard to find gem "Sibou Odia", which sees him make merry with punchy horns, glistening guitars and infectious rhythms.
STEDIT 007
22 Nov 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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$2.74
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Dawda Jobarteh - "Sama Kebbalu" (Ben Gomori's Lead By Example edit) - (8:36) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Amadou Balake - "Massa Kamba" (Ben Gomori's Massabbatical edit) - (9:11) 119 BPM
   
Segun Adewale - "Atewo-Lara Ka Tepa Mo'se" (Ben Gomori's Juish edit) - (8:30) 118 BPM
   
Djessou Mory Kante - "Denya" (Ben Gomori edit) - (7:25) 124 BPM
   
Orchestra Baobab - "Sibou Odia" (Ben Gomori edit) - (6:38) 125 BPM
   
Amadou Balake - "Bar Konon Mousso" (Ben Gomori N'est Pas Musicien edit) - (8:01) 117 BPM
   
Nahawa Doumbia - "Sigi Sele" (Ben Gomori edit) - (7:37) 121 BPM
   
Balla Et Ses Balladins - "Nyo" (Ben Gomori's Nyo-Pop edit) - (8:01) 116 BPM
   
Yaaba Funk - "Hwe Hwe Mu Na Yi Wompena" (Ben Gomori's Message Of Love edit) - (7:13) 123 BPM
   
Balla Et Ses Balladins - "Wilikabo" (Ben Gomori's Kaboom edit) - (7:33) 121 BPM
   
Nahawa Doumbia - "Sigi Sele" (Ben Gomori's Disco dub) - (5:41) 121 BPM
   
Yaaba Funk - "Hwe Hwe Mu Na Yi Wompena" (Ben Gomori's Message Of Love live dub) - (5:56) 120 BPM
Review: In 2017, Ben Gomori teamed up with Sterns Music, a legendary London retailer and distributor specialising in African and Brazilian music, to launch the 'Sterns Edits' EP series, in which Gomori beefs up forgotten nuggets from the Sterns back catalogue for contemporary dancefloors. Now, three years down the line, the best of the series so far gets repackaged in album form, resulting in a collection that will suit Afro-house floors down to the ground. Check it even if you're NOT normally a great lover of African grooves, though - there's a slinky, infectious energy to cuts like 'Sigi Sele' that's hard to resist.
STEDIG 001
14 Feb 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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$2.74

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