Boomkat Product Review:
Gqom OG, Griffit Vigo knocks out a killer definitive solo album including remastered version of his foundational ‘Rees Vibe’ banger - a big DJ Lag tune - and eight more darkside, technoid zingers naturally inspired by Zulu culture and modern South Africa
Straight-up, the new remaster of ‘Rees Vibe’ knocks colder and harder than the 2018 master, and is unmissable for the DJs, but skipping to the new gear there’s serious dancers’ tackle tucked into the cosmic-militant syncopated snares and bleeps of ‘Ups and Downs’, a super-tight percussive nugget in ‘Drumm Hand (Griffit Vigo’s Ancestral Mix)’ strongly recalling Pinch’s runs into UKF styles, and again with the lip-bitingly deft, pensile percs and chants of ’Shanga Dedi’. And If you aren’t going heads-down and dancing a hole in your rug after ‘Yasizwa Les’gubhu (Vigo Music Original Mix)’, then maybe lockdown’s got too bad for you. Swear down the best dancers we’ve ever seen were the South African crew at Nyege Festival, and we can only practice and pretend with these bangers that we’re even half as good at cutting shapes. Make sure to check the bangers on Housupa just in this week if you like this lark!
What a no brainer?