New release from Umoja
Just got wind of this new release from the Netherlands yesterday. Umoja’s first outstanding release Je-Ka-Lo has been a firm favourite in Rambunctious Social Club and Jelly Jazz sets since its release. It was a modern Afrofunk classic. Somewhat surprisingly I was expecting more afrofunk but this time Umoja have headed off in the cumbia and afrolatin direction. I just like the fact that these producers don’t sound particularly like they are trying to sound like anything else. They seem to start with a theme but then they head -off-road and explore freely within that framework and always seem to come up with something fresh.